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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Mansourah in Algeria

Earthquake location 36.1694S, 4.4969WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Mansourah in Algeria. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/17 / 2017-01-29 08:55:26 / January 29, 2017 @ 8:55 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 4.4969° East, latitude 36.1694° North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007w0w. Unique identifier: us10007w0w. The temblor was picked up at 09:55:26 / 9:55 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Sétif (c. 288 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Bordj Bou Arreridj (c. 168 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Bejaïa (c. 164 100 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from El Achir (c. 158 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tizi Ouzou (c. 144 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from M’Sila (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Sidi Aïssa (c. 69 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dellys, Beni Amrane, Isser (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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km NNE of Mansourah, Algeria. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 4.4969° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1694° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NNE of Mansourah, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-29 08:55:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-26 12:48:52 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 326 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 3.724 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us10007w0w Id of event.
Event Code 10007w0w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007w0w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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