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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near El Amria in Algeria

Earthquake location 35.4978S, -1.0809WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from El Amria in Algeria on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -1.0809 West, latitude 35.4978 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:54:11 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 15:54:11 / October 18, 2019 @ 3:54 pm. Id of earthquake: us70005vin. Event ids that are associated: us70005vin. 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).

Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Oran (c. 646 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Sidi Bel Abbès (c. 191 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tlemcen (c. 132 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Es Senia (c. 68 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Bir el Djir (c. 68 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sig (c. 58 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sfizef, Nedroma, Sig (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km WSW of El Amria, Algeria. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -1.0809° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.4978° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WSW of El Amria, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-10-18 15:54:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-18 18:55:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 285 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 2.085 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us70005vin Id of event.
Event Code 70005vin An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005vin, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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