A 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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