A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Ain Bessem in Algeria on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/04/16 / 2016-04-10 17:48:53 / April 10, 2016 @ 5:48 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 3.5 East, latitude 36.3595 North, depth = 14.37 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005gtz. Unique identifier: us20005gtz. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:48:53 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.37 km (9 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Algiers (c. 1 977 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Boumerdas (c. 786 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Bab Ezzouar (c. 275 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Blida (c. 182 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Médéa (c. 147 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tizi Ouzou (c. 144 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Bordj el Kiffan (c. 123 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hadjout, Tipasa, Akbou (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 17 km WNW of Ain Bessem, Algeria.
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