A 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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