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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Sidi Aissa in Algeria

Earthquake location 35.9155S, 3.9742WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Sidi Aissa in Algeria on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 3.9742 East, latitude 35.9155 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:43:24 / 9:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/11/16 / 2016-11-05 20:43:24 / November 5, 2016 @ 8:43 pm UTC/GMT. 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). Id of earthquake: us100074db. Event ids that are associated: us100074db.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Bordj Bou Arreridj (c. 168 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from El Achir (c. 158 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tizi Ouzou (c. 144 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from M’Sila (c. 100 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Sidi Aïssa (c. 69 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Akbou (c. 66 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naciria, Tadmaït, Draa Ben Khedda.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km E of Sidi Aissa, Algeria. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 3.9742° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 35.9155° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km E of Sidi Aissa, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-05 20:43:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-05 21:26:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 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 271 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 3.98 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us100074db Id of event.
Event Code 100074db An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100074db, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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