A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Sidi Mérouane in Algeria on Friday. Unique identifier: usd000d521. Ids that are associated to the event: usd000d521. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 6.2921 East, latitude 36.5512 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 08:12:45 / 8:12 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 08:12:45 / July 17, 2020 @ 8:12 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aïn Arnat, Sétif, Aïn Fakroun. Close country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Constantine (c. 450 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sétif (c. 288 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Skikda (c. 162 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Jijel (c. 148 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from El Eulma (c. 128 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from El Khroub (c. 83 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Azzaba (c. 75 300 pop).
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 have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km NE of Sidi Mérouane, Algeria. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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