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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Ain Bessem in Algeria



Earthquake location 36.2786S, 3.5091WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ain Bessem in Algeria. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005yzj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005yzj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/05/16 / 2016-05-29 05:23:10 / May 29, 2016 @ 5:23 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 3.5091° East, 36.2786° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:23:10 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Azazga, Arhribs, Ighram. Country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Algiers (c. 1 977 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Boumerdas (c. 786 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bab Ezzouar (c. 275 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Blida (c. 182 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Médéa (c. 147 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tizi Ouzou (c. 144 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km W of Ain Bessem, Algeria. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 3.5091° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.2786° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km W 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 2016-05-29 05:23:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-29 06:12:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 271 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 3.842 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us20005yzj Id of event.
Event Code 20005yzj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005yzj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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