A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Lakhdaria in Algeria. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 11:40:54 / August 23, 2019 @ 11:40 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 3.434° East, 36.4302° North, depth 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:40:54 / 12:40 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us700057im. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700057im.
Country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Algiers (c. 1 977 700 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Boumerdas (c. 786 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Bab Ezzouar (c. 275 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Blida (c. 182 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Médéa (c. 147 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tizi Ouzou (c. 144 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Bordj el Kiffan (c. 123 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ighram, ‘Aïn el Hadjel, Hadjout (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 20 km SW of Lakhdaria, Algeria.
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