A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Mansourah in Algeria. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/17 / 2017-01-29 08:55:26 / January 29, 2017 @ 8:55 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 4.4969° East, latitude 36.1694° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007w0w. Unique identifier: us10007w0w. The temblor was picked up at 09:55:26 / 9:55 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Sétif (c. 288 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Bordj Bou Arreridj (c. 168 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Bejaïa (c. 164 100 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from El Achir (c. 158 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tizi Ouzou (c. 144 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from M’Sila (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Sidi Aïssa (c. 69 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dellys, Beni Amrane, Isser (min 5000 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km NNE of Mansourah, Algeria. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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