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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Zeribet el Oued in Algeria

Earthquake location 34.8133S, 6.2321WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Zeribet el Oued in Algeria. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 18:48:28 / May 30, 2017 @ 6:48 pm. Exact location of event, depth 9.62 km, 6.2321° East, 34.8133° North. Event id: us10008wlv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wlv. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.62 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:48:28 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Batna, Tolga, Tazoult-Lambese. Close country/countries, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Biskra (c. 308 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Batna (c. 280 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Aïn Touta (c. 72 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tolga (c. 68 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tazoult-Lambese (c. 41 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Arris (c. 36 600 pop).

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. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 29 km WNW of Zeribet el Oued, Algeria.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 6.2321° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 34.8133° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 2017-05-30 18:48:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-31 17:45:25 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 284 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 2.707 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us10008wlv Id of event.
Event Code 10008wlv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wlv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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