A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Zeribet el Oued in Algeria. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 07:42:22 / November 18, 2016 @ 7:42 am. The temblor was detected at 08:42:22 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 6.2435 East, latitude 34.7577 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100079w2. Event ids that are associated: us100079w2.
Country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barika, Merouana, Batna (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Biskra (c. 308 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Batna (c. 280 800 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Barika (c. 98 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Aïn Touta (c. 72 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tolga (c. 68 200 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Merouana (c. 47 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tazoult-Lambese (c. 41 600 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km WNW of Zeribet el Oued, Algeria. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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