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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near El Amria in Algeria

Earthquake location 35.9827S, -1.619WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from El Amria in Algeria. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000984v. Unique identifier: us1000984v. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:42:50 / 10:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -1.619° West, 35.9827° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 10:42:50 / July 8, 2017 @ 10:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Oran, Hammam Bou Hadjar, ’Aïn Temouchent (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Oran (c. 646 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from ’Aïn Temouchent (c. 57 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Beni Saf (c. 46 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from ’Aïn el Turk (c. 45 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Hammam Bou Hadjar (c. 35 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from El Amria (c. 26 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Bou Tlelis (c. 26 100 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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 74 km NW of El Amria, Algeria.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -1.619° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9827° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km NW of El Amria, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-08 10:42:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-08 11:11:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 0 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 312 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 1.676 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us1000984v Id of event.
Event Code 1000984v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000984v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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