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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Sidi Mérouane in Algeria

Earthquake location 36.5512S, 6.2921WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 6.2921° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5512° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km NE of Sidi Mérouane, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-17 08:12:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-17 08:53:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 326 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 2.603 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usd000d521 Id of event.
Event Code d000d521 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,usd000d521, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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