A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Sidi Mérouane in Algeria. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/08/20 / 2020-08-07 06:15:37 / August 7, 2020 @ 6:15 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000bag6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bag6. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 6.2705° East, 36.5497° North. The temblor was picked up at 06:15:37 / 6:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Constantine (c. 450 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sétif (c. 288 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Skikda (c. 162 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Jijel (c. 148 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from El Eulma (c. 128 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from El Khroub (c. 83 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Azzaba (c. 75 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aïn Arnat, Sétif, Aïn Fakroun (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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