A 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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