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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Sidi Mérouane in Algeria

Earthquake location 36.5786S, 6.3109WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Sidi Mérouane in Algeria on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/08/20 / 2020-08-07 11:13:34 / August 7, 2020 @ 11:13 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 6.3109° East, 36.5786° North, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000baiw. Unique identifier: us6000baiw. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:13:34 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sétif, Aïn Fakroun, Aïn Kercha. Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Constantine (c. 450 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sétif (c. 288 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Skikda (c. 162 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Jijel (c. 148 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from El Eulma (c. 128 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from El Khroub (c. 83 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Azzaba (c. 75 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km NE of Sidi Mérouane, Algeria.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 6.3109° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.5786° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 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 2020-08-07 11:13:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-07 11:58:55 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 312 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 2.597 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 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 us6000baiw Id of event.
Event Code 6000baiw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000baiw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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