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Light earthquake of magnitude 4.5 just reported 44 km northeast of Constantine, Algeria
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 11:3011:30 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported only 5 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Sunday 22 November 2020 at 12.10 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
4.5 quake NORTHERN ALGERIA 22 Nov 12.10 pm (GMT +1)
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in Azzaba (pop. 75,300) located 20 km from the epicenter, Skikda (pop. 162,700) 36 km away, Guelma (pop. 123,600) 37 km away, Héliopolis (pop. 40,100) 37 km away, Didouche Mourad (pop. 25,800) 38 km away, ’Aïn Abid (pop. 29,500) 39 km away, Constantine (pop. 450,100) 44 km away, and Annaba (pop. 206,600) 74 km away.
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Date & time: Sun, 22 Nov 11:10 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.44°N / 7.12°E
Primary data source: EMSC