A 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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