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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Bougaa in Algeria

Earthquake location 36.3693S, 5.3003WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Bougaa in Algeria. Global time and date of event 20/07/18 / 2018-07-20 09:33:00 / July 20, 2018 @ 9:33 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000gbf9. Id of event: us2000gbf9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 5.3003 East, latitude 36.3693 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 10:33:00 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sidi Mérouane, Chorfa, Mila (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (14 miles) from Sétif (c. 288 500 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Bordj Bou Arreridj (c. 168 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Bejaïa (c. 164 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from El Achir (c. 158 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Jijel (c. 148 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from El Eulma (c. 128 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Algeria (c. 34 586 000 pop).

Each 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km ENE of Bougaa, Algeria. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 5.3003° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.3693° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km ENE of Bougaa, Algeria Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-20 09:33:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-22 21:57:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 246 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 3.339 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us2000gbf9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000gbf9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gbf9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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