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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Zeribet el Oued in Algeria

Earthquake location 34.7577S, 6.2435WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 6.2435° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.7577° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km WNW 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 07:42:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-18 08:02:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 432 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 2.718 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us100079w2 Id of event.
Event Code 100079w2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100079w2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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