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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Jijel in Algeria

Earthquake location 36.7365S, 5.6009WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Jijel in Algeria. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.2 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007eif. Unique identifier: us60007eif. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 5.6009° East, latitude 36.7365° North, depth = 9.2 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:24:18 / 8:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 07:24:18 / January 24, 2020 @ 7:24 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ighram, Salah Bey, Râs el Oued (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Constantine (c. 450 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Sétif (c. 288 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Bejaïa (c. 164 100 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Jijel (c. 148 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from El Eulma (c. 128 400 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Chelghoum el Aïd (c. 71 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mila (c. 68 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km WSW of Jijel, Algeria. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 5.6009° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.7365° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km WSW 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 2020-01-24 07:24:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-24 07:40:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 370 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 3.189 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 48 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 us60007eif Id of event.
Event Code 60007eif An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007eif, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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