A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Zeribet el Oued in Algeria. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 12:08:19 / November 18, 2016 @ 12:08 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.7 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 6.2505° East, latitude 34.67° North, depth = 9.7 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:08:19 / 1:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100079yy. Id of event: us100079yy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Biskra (c. 308 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Batna (c. 280 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Aïn Touta (c. 72 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tolga (c. 68 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tazoult-Lambese (c. 41 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arris (c. 36 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Sidi Okba (c. 35 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Batna, Tazoult-Lambese, Aïn Touta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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