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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Tipasa in Algeria


Earthquake location 36.6936S, 1.9594WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 1.9594° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6936° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45 km WNW of Tipasa, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-08 23:00:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-08 23:17:34 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 298 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 2.528 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us6000bb8l Id of event.
Event Code 6000bb8l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bb8l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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