A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Tipasa in Algeria. Exact location of earthquake, 1.9594° East, 36.6936° North, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 23:00:31 / August 8, 2020 @ 11:00 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 23:00:31 / 11:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000bb8l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bb8l. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from Blida (c. 182 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chlef (c. 178 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ech Chettia (c. 168 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Médéa (c. 147 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Beni Mered (c. 92 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Khemis Miliana (c. 75 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Oued Sly, Chebli, Bouinan.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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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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. 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: 45 km WNW of Tipasa, Algeria.
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