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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near El Eulma in Algeria

Earthquake location 35.9434S, 5.7988WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from El Eulma in Algeria. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 5.7988 East, latitude 35.9434 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:09:26 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008g9a. Unique identifier: us70008g9a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/03/20 / 2020-03-26 07:09:26 / March 26, 2020 @ 7:09 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Constantine (c. 450 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Sétif (c. 288 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Batna (c. 280 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Bordj Bou Arreridj (c. 168 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Jijel (c. 148 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from El Eulma (c. 128 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barika (c. 98 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Barbacha, Jijel, Aïn Fakroun.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km SSE of El Eulma, Algeria. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 5.7988° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9434° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SSE of El Eulma, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-26 07:09:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-26 07:31:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 387 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 4.127 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 66 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 us70008g9a Id of event.
Event Code 70008g9a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008g9a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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