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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Zeribet el Oued in Algeria

Earthquake location 34.67S, 6.2505WA 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 23 km W of Zeribet el Oued, Algeria.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 6.2505° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.67° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km W of Zeribet el Oued, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-18 12:08:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-18 13:51:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 370 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 2.747 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us100079yy Id of event.
Event Code 100079yy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100079yy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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