A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Chiffa in Algeria. Global time and date of event 13/08/20 / 2020-08-13 08:04:49 / August 13, 2020 @ 8:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 2.7514° East, latitude 36.4509° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000bdvu. Event ids that are associated: us6000bdvu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:04:49 / 8:04 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Algiers (c. 1 977 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Boumerdas (c. 786 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Bab Ezzouar (c. 275 600 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Blida (c. 182 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Médéa (c. 147 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Bordj el Kiffan (c. 123 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tizi Gheniff, Theniet el Had, Sour el Ghozlane (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 1 km SE of Chiffa, Algeria.
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