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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Didouche Mourad in Algeria

Earthquake location 36.5353S, 6.7413WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Didouche Mourad in Algeria on Sunday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:46:56 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 13.01 km (8 miles). Exact location, longitude 6.7413° East, latitude 36.5353° North, depth = 13.01 km. Id of earthquake: us10008715. Event ids that are associated: us10008715. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 01:46:56 / March 5, 2017 @ 1:46 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Hadjar, Jijel, Drean (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Constantine (c. 450 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Skikda (c. 162 700 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Jijel (c. 148 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Guelma (c. 123 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Oum el Bouaghi (c. 100 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from El Khroub (c. 83 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Azzaba (c. 75 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 have been detected nearby. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km NE of Didouche Mourad, Algeria. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 6.7413° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5353° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NE of Didouche Mourad, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-05 01:46:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-05 02:03:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 340 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 2.255 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us10008715 Id of event.
Event Code 10008715 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008715, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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