List of earthquakes in Saudi Arabia

Earthquakes in Saudi Arabia are infrequent and usually occur in the western portion of the country near the Red Sea or the Gulf of Aqaba.

Date Region Mag. MMI Deaths Injuries Comments
2009-05-19Al Madinah5.7 Mw7Landslides[1]
2009-05-17Umm Lajj4.6 MbHomes damaged or destroyed[2]
2004-06-09Tabuk Region4.6 MLMinor damage[3]
1995-11-22Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan7.3 MwVIII9–1230–69Moderate damage / tsunami
1072Yemen, Saudi ArabiaVIII50Moderate damageNGDC
1068-03-18Ramla, Jerusalem, Tabuk≥ 7.0IX~ 20,000Extreme damage
551-07-09Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia7.5 MwIX30,000+Tsunami
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