A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Bougaa in Algeria. Global time and date of event 20/07/18 / 2018-07-20 09:33:00 / July 20, 2018 @ 9:33 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000gbf9. Id of event: us2000gbf9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 5.3003 East, latitude 36.3693 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 10:33:00 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sidi Mérouane, Chorfa, Mila (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (14 miles) from Sétif (c. 288 500 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Bordj Bou Arreridj (c. 168 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Bejaïa (c. 164 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from El Achir (c. 158 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Jijel (c. 148 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from El Eulma (c. 128 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km ENE of Bougaa, Algeria. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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