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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Ain Bessem in Algeria

Earthquake location 36.3595S, 3.5WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 3.5° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3595° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km WNW of Ain Bessem, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-10 17:48:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-10 19:16:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 357 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.806 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005gtz Id of event.
Event Code 20005gtz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gtz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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