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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Lakhdaria in Algeria



Earthquake location 36.4082S, 3.503WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 3.503° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.4082° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SSW of Lakhdaria, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-28 23:54:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-29 00:15:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 420 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 3.792 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 us20005yxt Id of event.
Event Code 20005yxt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005yxt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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