A 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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