A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Sidi Moussa in Algeria on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 02:12:17 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 01:12:17 / February 10, 2016 @ 1:12 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004z5z. Unique identifier: us20004z5z. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.73 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, depth 14.73 km, 3.0941° East, 36.604° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boudjima, Makouda, Beni Douala. Earthquake epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Algiers (c. 1 977 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Boumerdas (c. 786 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Bab Ezzouar (c. 275 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Blida (c. 182 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Médéa (c. 147 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tizi Ouzou (c. 144 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Bordj el Kiffan (c. 123 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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