A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Jijel in Algeria. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 02:55:18 / February 21, 2020 @ 2:55 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 5.5989° East, latitude 36.7467° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:55:18 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007tzd. Id of event: us70007tzd.
Country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tamalous, Kerkera, Chemini. Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Sétif (c. 288 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Bejaïa (c. 164 100 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Jijel (c. 148 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from El Eulma (c. 128 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chelghoum el Aïd (c. 71 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Mila (c. 68 800 pop).
Every 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 two and in the last 365 days three 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 17 km WSW of Jijel, Algeria. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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