A 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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