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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Jijel in Algeria

Earthquake location 37.1324S, 5.7752WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Jijel in Algeria. Global time and date of event 13/07/19 / 2019-07-13 09:56:35 / July 13, 2019 @ 9:56 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 5.7752° East, latitude 37.1324° North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us70004jiv. Ids that are associated to the event: us70004jiv. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:56:35 / 9:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Bejaïa (c. 164 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Jijel (c. 148 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mila (c. 68 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kerkera (c. 46 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rouached (c. 40 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from BABOR – VILLE (c. 33 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tamalous (c. 32 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was el hed, Feraoun, El Kseur.

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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km N of Jijel, Algeria.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 5.7752° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 37.1324° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km N of Jijel, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-13 09:56:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-13 10:15:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 0 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 385 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 3.002 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70004jiv Id of event.
Event Code 70004jiv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004jiv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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