A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Lakhdaria in Algeria on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 00:54:53 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/05/16 / 2016-05-28 23:54:53 / May 28, 2016 @ 11:54 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.92 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 3.503° East, 36.4082° North, depth 11.92 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005yxt. Event ids that are associated: us20005yxt.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Seddouk, Chemini, Hadjout. Nearby country/countries, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Algiers (c. 1 977 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Boumerdas (c. 786 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Bab Ezzouar (c. 275 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Blida (c. 182 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Médéa (c. 147 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Tizi Ouzou (c. 144 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Bordj el Kiffan (c. 123 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 19 km SSW of Lakhdaria, Algeria.
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