A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Sidi Aissa in Algeria on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 3.9742 East, latitude 35.9155 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:43:24 / 9:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/11/16 / 2016-11-05 20:43:24 / November 5, 2016 @ 8:43 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100074db. Event ids that are associated: us100074db.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Bordj Bou Arreridj (c. 168 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from El Achir (c. 158 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tizi Ouzou (c. 144 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from M’Sila (c. 100 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Sidi Aïssa (c. 69 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Akbou (c. 66 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naciria, Tadmaït, Draa Ben Khedda.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km E of Sidi Aissa, Algeria. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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