A 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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