A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, northern Algeria kilometers (0 miles) from northern Algeria. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000aq6y. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000aq6y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:12:44 / 8:12 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 08:12:44 / July 17, 2020 @ 8:12 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 6.2569° East, 36.4665° North.
Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Constantine (c. 450 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Sétif (c. 288 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Skikda (c. 162 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Jijel (c. 148 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from El Eulma (c. 128 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from El Khroub (c. 83 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Azzaba (c. 75 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Merouana, Aïn Arnat, Sétif (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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