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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Azzaba in Algeria

Earthquake location 36.6296S, 6.8673WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Azzaba in Algeria. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 6.8673 East, latitude 36.6296 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/11/20 / 2020-11-22 03:53:08 / November 22, 2020 @ 3:53 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000crds. Unique identifier: us6000crds. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 03:53:08 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Souk Ahras, Aïn Beïda, Jijel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Constantine (c. 450 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Annaba (c. 206 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Skikda (c. 162 700 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Souk Ahras (c. 156 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Jijel (c. 148 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Guelma (c. 123 600 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Aïn Beïda (c. 105 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 24 km WSW of Azzaba, Algeria.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 6.8673° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.6296° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24 km WSW of Azzaba, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-22 03:53:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-22 04:11:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 417 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 2.196 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000crds Id of event.
Event Code 6000crds An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000crds, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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