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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Merouana in Algeria



Earthquake location 35.6632S, 5.7941WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Merouana in Algeria. Exact location of event, longitude 5.7941 East, latitude 35.6632 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 15:50:43 / 3:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 14:50:43 / August 15, 2017 @ 2:50 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a8f4. Unique identifier: us2000a8f4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 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).

Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Biskra (c. 308 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Sétif (c. 288 500 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Batna (c. 280 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from El Eulma (c. 128 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Barika (c. 98 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Aïn Touta (c. 72 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Chelghoum el Aïd (c. 71 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bougaa, Mila, BABOR – VILLE (min 5000 pop).

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 nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km WNW of Merouana, Algeria.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 5.7941° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6632° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WNW of Merouana, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-15 14:50:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-15 15:46:43 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 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 4.395 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us2000a8f4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a8f4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a8f4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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