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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Salah Bey in Algeria

Earthquake location 35.6719S, 5.166WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Salah Bey in Algeria. The temblor was reported at 01:51:06 / 1:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 5.166° East, 35.6719° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dkjr. Unique identifier: us6000dkjr. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/21 / 2021-02-24 01:51:06 / February 24, 2021 @ 1:51 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Sétif (c. 288 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Batna (c. 280 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bordj Bou Arreridj (c. 168 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from El Achir (c. 158 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from El Eulma (c. 128 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from M’Sila (c. 100 000 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Barika (c. 98 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was BABOR – VILLE, Melouza, Batna (min 5000 pop).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 23 km SSW of Salah Bey, Algeria.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 5.166° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.6719° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23 km SSW of Salah Bey, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-24 01:51:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-24 02:08:48 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 340 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 3.402 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us6000dkjr Id of event.
Event Code 6000dkjr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dkjr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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