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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 14 km SSW of Lakhdaria, Algeria



Earthquake location 36.458S, 3.5053WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Lakhdaria in Algeria. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:35:14 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.21 km (8 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005zek. Unique identifier: us20005zek. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 3.5053 East, latitude 36.458 North, depth = 13.21 km. Global time and date of event 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 17:35:14 / May 31, 2016 @ 5:35 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chemini, Hadjout, Tipasa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Algiers (c. 1 977 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Boumerdas (c. 786 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Bab Ezzouar (c. 275 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Blida (c. 182 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Médéa (c. 147 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tizi Ouzou (c. 144 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Bordj el Kiffan (c. 123 200 pop).

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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km SSW of Lakhdaria, Algeria. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 3.5053° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.458° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km 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 2016-05-31 17:35:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-31 19:05:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 355 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 3.778 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us20005zek Id of event.
Event Code 20005zek An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005zek, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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