Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Northern Algeria on Friday, 1 August 2014

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 20 km north of Bordj el Kiffan, Algiers, Algeria, on Friday, 1 August 2014 at 04:11 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Western Mediterranean, 20 km north of Bordj el Kiffan, Algiers, Algeria, on Friday, 1 August 2014 at 04:11 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Aug 04:15 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Aug 1 07:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.5.
Date & time: 1 Aug 2014 04:11:18 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.93°N / 3.16°E (Western Mediterranean, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) NW of Aïn Taya (Dar El Beida) (pop: 21,800) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) N of Bordj el Kiffan (pop: 123,200) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) N of Bab Ezzouar (pop: 275,600) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNE of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) N of Dar el Beïda (Dar El Beida) (pop: 37,300) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) NE of Castiglione (Cheraga) (pop: 31,100) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NNE of Birkhadem (pop: 71,700) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NW of Reghaïa (pop: 55,000) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) N of Baraki (pop: 105,400) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) WNW of Boumerdas (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NW of Île Agueli Island --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) W of Kal’â Sidi Sa’doûm Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.510 kmNorthern AlgeriaGFZ
M 5.610 km NORTHERN ALGERIAEMSC

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ain taya / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : it was really scary
ain taya / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : it was really scary
ain taya / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : it was really scary
ain taya / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : it was really scary
El karma / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It woke up all of our family in the house at 5 in the morning and the chairs moved and every thing was rattling and we were getting phone calls from every one
Palestro / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping then woke up and said wtf is this when i realisee that it was an earthquake i started running to outside then it stopped after 15 minuts another one started but it was lighter
ALGIERS / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Bab azzouar, Algiers / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Algiers, El Mouradia / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : The earth was shaking for a few seconds but it felt like minutes...I jumped from bed and got all my family out of the house and waiting for the aftrtshock. It was a scary experience.May Allah (God) protrct us.
algiers / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Val d'hydra (23.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Honestly I thought it's the end of time,it was a horrible experience and I was crying.Thank God it wasn't bad!
tizi ouzou / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Blida City (6.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : At 5h16 (local time) friday 1st august we felt the earthquake. All my family woke up because the shock was relatively strong. My husband who was outside (he had to go on a trip) didn't felt the tremor. I immediately checked out the USGS web site to verify the location of the epicentre. I fear it is close to Blida city because it is crossed by an active fault (soumaa-bouinan). This latest caused a moderate earthquake last summer (august 2013) with moderate damage to rural and recent construction
algers kouba / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : steady shack same strenth from start to finnish
Hydra algiers / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Assez violent, durant le sommeil l'effet paraît encore plus impressionnant On met quelques secondes à réaliser que c'est un tremblement de terre, les tableaux sont tombés, les placards se sont ouverts Plus de peur que de mal, les habitants sont restés à l'extérieur de leur maison jusqu'à 7h du matin environ, attendant d'éventuelles répliques.
dar el beida / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Effrayant
algiers / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Tizi ouzou / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
algiers / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : We were all sleeping at the time. The quake woke us up, it felt like it was getting stronger by the second. Many things fell and broke inside the house.it sure felt like it was a lot stronger than 5.6 quake. Thank God the after shocks were barely noticeable.
Algiers / Light shaking (MMI IV)
alger (30 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Beni Messous / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dar El Beida / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Cheraga / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fairly strong shaking with some loud noise
Cheraga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
beb el oued / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : terrified
blida / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was scared and happy at the same time, the last thing I did before dying was my prayer
Algiers, Algeria / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Terrifiant.
Ain Benian / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : IT was very strong, and lasted for more than 1 min
Ain-Benian Casino / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Secousse tres impressionnante el hamdou lilah aucun signe de degats.
medea / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
cheraga / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
el esnam bouira / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
boumerdes / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : we are save in Algeirs and surounds, that the most important, i was sleeping and sudenly awakned , i was affraid but thanks to God, it was soft, many people are outside, they still shocked by the 2003 earthquick.
Ain-Benian (Casino) / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Secousse tres impressionnante elhmdoulilah aucun signe de degat
Douira / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
algiers, mohammadia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
ain-benian (casino) / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Ainbenian (casino) secousse impressionnante elhamdoulilah aucun signe de degat
ain defla / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Some strange noises here but otherwise safe & sound! GB.
Cheraga / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
rouiba (23.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Alger centre / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : it was chocing
Algiers Ben Aknoun / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong vibrations 3 Hz for about 20 seconds
El achour algiers / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : I felt it. I was terrified.
Algiers / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : All your description Of your strings shaking
Algiers, Poirson / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
alger,algeria Sidi M'med (21.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bou-ismail- Tipaza / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Scary
beb ezzouar / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Alger / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
el mouradia (22.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Algiers / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Algiers / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Algiers / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
dely brahim / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
dely brahim / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Algiers / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tizi-ouzou, Algeria / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Bologhine / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
algiers (20.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
dely brahim / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
algiers / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bir Khadem Chenin romain algiers / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ain benian / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Blida (34.8 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Ouled Moussa, Boumerdess (29.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : it was really scary, thank god it didn't last much
algiers / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Alger. Ouled Fayet / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Algiers / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Tremors felt for a couple of seconds. I am at the 5th floor at a building.
Alger / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was really scary
Algiers / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : it was a long Earthquake, but elhamdoulillah il n'y a pas eu de blessés ni de dégats matériels
Blida / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was really scary.Most of sleeping people felt it in Blida. And just felt the 1st Aftershock.
draria alger / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Mouzaïa (Blida) / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A shaking felt just after sunrise in my town. I was in the 2nd floor of a 2-stories building. Approximately 20 minutes later, I felt another small shaking at fthe same location.
Cheraga, Algiers (25.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very scary
Douera Alger / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Ain benian / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
algiers / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Algiers / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
hussein dey / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
rouiba / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Al hamdoulillah, all is save
blida / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Dely Ibrahim / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
El Affroun (993.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Boufarik (993.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bejaia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Fouka Tipaza (47.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Beni messous, Algiers / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was scary.
El Marsa, Algiers (Algeria, 14 km SE of epicenter) : Etant en bort de mer à El Marsa donc à l'extrémité Est de la baie d'alger, J'ai ressenti des forte vibration des murs et du sol (HF), pendant un environs une vingt secondes. (reported through EMSC)
Dar El Beïda (Algeria, 22 km S of epicenter) : المشكل انها استغرقت وقت طويل تفوق الدقية  (reported through EMSC)
El Marsa, Algiers (Algeria, 14 km SE of epicenter) : Coupure électricité http://portail.cder.dz/spip.php?article4132 Lire (reported through EMSC)
Ksar Boukhari (Algeria, 122 km S of epicenter) : Everyone is ok (reported through EMSC)
M'Chedallah (Algeria, 116 km SE of epicenter) : Ça a durer une dizaines de.minutes  (reported through EMSC)
Khemis Miliana (Algeria, 113 km SW of epicenter) : elle noius a secoué (reported through EMSC)
Médéa (Algeria, 83 km SW of epicenter) : sentis comme une explosion sourde lointaine puis une vagues bref (reported through EMSC)
Médéa (Algeria, 83 km SW of epicenter) : I felt it in two phases, phase 1 it woke me up. The beginning of phase 2 a bit stronger, I got out of bed (reported through EMSC)
Hadjout (Algeria, 83 km SW of epicenter) : onde rapide et courte (reported through EMSC)
Tizi Ouzou (Algeria, 81 km E of epicenter) : surtout j ressenti les balancements du bâtiment....je me suis réfugié dans le couloir d'entre chambres (reported through EMSC)
Tizi Ouzou (Algeria, 81 km E of epicenter) : strong earthquake (reported through EMSC)
Tizi Ouzou (Algeria, 81 km E of epicenter) : Il y a eu une réplique 15 minutes plus tard (reported through EMSC)
Tizi Ouzou (Algeria, 81 km E of epicenter) : Very powerfull earth quake (reported through EMSC)
Tizi Ouzou (Algeria, 81 km E of epicenter) : safe. (reported through EMSC)
Blida (Algeria, 60 km SW of epicenter) : I was sleeping and it was violent, with a huge grounding sound. But we didn't felt a second one like in Algiers or Tipaza. (reported through EMSC)
Blida (Algeria, 60 km SW of epicenter) : une petit choque (reported through EMSC)
Blida (Algeria, 60 km SW of epicenter) : Pas de dégâts (reported through EMSC)
Blida (Algeria, 60 km SW of epicenter) : Elle a bien bougé  (reported through EMSC)
Blida (Algeria, 60 km SW of epicenter) : Hamdoulilah, tout le monde va bien.  (reported through EMSC)
Blida (Algeria, 60 km SW of epicenter) : C'était très fort  (reported through EMSC)
Blida (Algeria, 54 km SW of epicenter) : J'étais  dans mon lit, et puis je me suis réveillé suite au bruit (reported through EMSC)
Bou Ismaïl (Algeria, 53 km SW of epicenter) : Started with rumbling sound that woke me up, seemed increasing gradually with perceptible building structure cracks and floor fluttering. Then stopped suddenly after approx 5 to 10 secs. I looked @ my watch it was exactly 05:12 local time. I did not feel the second one. Went immediately to internet searching for more details and maps about the events. (reported through EMSC)
Bordj Menaiel (Algeria, 53 km SE of epicenter) : c'est un seisme qui rappelle celui de boumerdes en 2003 mais avec moins d'intensité la durée aussi était courte par rapport ç celui la (reported through EMSC)
(Algeria, 50 km E of epicenter) : J'ai ressenti une grande secousse qui passer au dessus de moi et toute la maison qui vibrait mais ya pas de dégâts (reported through EMSC)
Ammal (Algeria, 49 km SE of epicenter) : Takes a long time around eight to ten seconds (reported through EMSC)
Fouka (Algeria, 49 km SW of epicenter) : It's was strong. (reported through EMSC)
Boufarik (Algeria, 47 km SW of epicenter) : Furniture shaking woke us up, gave us all a fright (reported through EMSC)
Douaouda (Algeria, 46 km SW of epicenter) : The strongest one I ever felt! (reported through EMSC)
Tizi n At Aycha (Algeria, 40 km SE of epicenter) : la secousse a duré qqs secondes 12 s à peu près elle était beaucoup plus verticale (reported through EMSC)
Larbaa (Algeria, 40 km S of epicenter) : Its very strong one thanks god that we are ok  (reported through EMSC)
Larbaa (Algeria, 40 km S of epicenter) : Its very big one oh thanks god that we are ok  (reported through EMSC)
Zeralda (Algeria, 38 km SW of epicenter) : 3 or 4 seconds during (reported through EMSC)
Zeralda (Algeria, 37 km SW of epicenter) : Assez fort (reported through EMSC)
Kherrouba (Algeria, 37 km SE of epicenter) : I was half asleep when it started, in the first 5 secondes it wasnt strong and then it went up in strength very fast for less then a minute I guess and then it stops. Later and after few minutes another one weak came briefly... I really remembered the one of 2003 since I m still shocked of that one. May allah protect us (reported through EMSC)
Boumerdes (Algeria, 33 km SE of epicenter) : Assez puissant on la bien ressenti (reported through EMSC)
Boumerdes (Algeria, 33 km SE of epicenter) : Vertical mouvment for a long 10 seconds, most of the neighborhood went out. We have felt a replication at 0527hrs and 0534hrs gmt 1. (reported through EMSC)
Staoueli (Algeria, 32 km SW of epicenter) : Tres fort  (reported through EMSC)
Boumerdes (Algeria, 32 km SE of epicenter) : No soy argelino, pero me encuentro aqui de vacaciones (reported through EMSC)
Staoueli (Algeria, 32 km SW of epicenter) : Dieux nous protège (reported through EMSC)
Gué de Constantine (Algeria, 28 km S of epicenter) : It was very strong, i'm scared. I heard strang sound. Everyone in my city is outside. (reported through EMSC)
Gué de Constantine (Algeria, 27 km S of epicenter) : Demarage en silenc apré du bruit. Un peux de choc  (reported through EMSC)
Dar El Beïda (Algeria, 24 km S of epicenter) : Sa n as pas durée longtemps parraport au seisem de boumerdes en 2003 c etait environ 10 second ou plus mais qnd je vois que 5.6 je ne crois pas  (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km S of epicenter) : It was long and noisy. Hope everyone is ok (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km S of epicenter) : La secousse a duré et ça a fait beaucoup de bruit!... C'était impressionnant (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Allah is big (reported through EMSC)
Hussein Dey (Algeria, 23 km S of epicenter) : la durée du séisme environ 6 secondes (reported through EMSC)
Baba Hassen (Algeria, 32 km SW of epicenter) : Forte secousse (reported through EMSC)
Baba Hassen (Algeria, 32 km SW of epicenter) : Cela m'a réveillé ! (reported through EMSC)
Boudouaou (Algeria, 30 km SE of epicenter) : ça était fort et a duré long temps (reported through EMSC)
Les Eucalyptus (Algeria, 30 km S of epicenter) : Ça bien secoué  (reported through EMSC)
Ain Benian (Algeria, 28 km SW of epicenter) : Séisme bien ressenti mais sans dégâts  (reported through EMSC)
Draria (Algeria, 28 km SW of epicenter) : Never run to the stairs. (reported through EMSC)
Draria (Algeria, 28 km SW of epicenter) : It was a strong and fast one it scares everyone  (reported through EMSC)
Chéraga (Algeria, 27 km SW of epicenter) : C'est le faite d'entendre le bruit d'avant qui est effrayant surtout au moment du réveil (reported through EMSC)
Gué de Constantine (Algeria, 27 km S of epicenter) : les gens par ici se sont jeté par les fenêtre par manque Education en question de séisme 7 mort tous se sont jeté par la fenêtre c grave en 2014, mais quand même ça fait vraiment peur et on manque d'info aucune consigne sont inculqué a la population, les gens sont pris de panique et il savent pas quoi faire, c'est dommage ici les séisme tue par panique (reported through EMSC)
Chéraga (Algeria, 27 km SW of epicenter) : Ça commencer par un bruit très profond de sol puit un vent puit la soucouse ça duré dans 50 secondes pas dégâts matériel ni humaines. (reported through EMSC)
Birkhadem (Algeria, 27 km SW of epicenter) : Le tremblement de terre nous a réveillé au petit matin il a.duré environ 30secondes son intensité à augmentée au fur et à.mesure du temps.Qui.passait on a ressenti quelque réplique plus tard mais.nettement moins fortes que.le.séisme (reported through EMSC)
Dély Ibrahim (Algeria, 27 km SW of epicenter) : ça a commencé doucement après une grosse explosion et ça a duré 15 seconde (reported through EMSC)
Ain Benian (Algeria, 26 km SW of epicenter) : no thing we felt it but no things more it seems thats very strong but I hope no damages, I was sleeping I was awake (reported through EMSC)
Ben Aknoun (Algeria, 26 km SW of epicenter) : Strong shaking (reported through EMSC)
Ben Aknoun (Algeria, 26 km SW of epicenter) : Strong shaking (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 26 km SW of epicenter) : Séisme assez fort  !!!! (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 25 km SW of epicenter) : C'étai fort et long (reported through EMSC)
Réghaïa (Algeria, 25 km SE of epicenter) : The floor was shaking from left to right for around 20 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Réghaïa (Algeria, 25 km SE of epicenter) : on a evacuer nos maison  (reported through EMSC)
Kouba, Algeria (Algeria, 24 km S of epicenter) : it lasted so much, more than any other earthquake I ever felt. (reported through EMSC)
Kouba, Algeria (Algeria, 24 km S of epicenter) : c'etait un tremblement tres fort 'etait endormie il ma reveiller (reported through EMSC)
Kouba, Algeria (Algeria, 24 km S of epicenter) : Panic in the city. (reported through EMSC)
Beni Messous (Algeria, 24 km SW of epicenter) : It was strong (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 24 km S of epicenter) : Ça à vraiment secoué pandant 15 secondes! !!! (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 24 km SW of epicenter) : C'était très fort (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km S of epicenter) : Vorte sesouse capable de nous reveiller pas de degat  (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Strong earthquake hope it doesn t replicate so. (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Vibration de quelques seconde , je suis au 8ieme étage à 30 km de l'épicentre environ , y a pas eu de fissure apparente Dieu merci  (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Vertical strong shaking,I hope nobody where harmed (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : We woke up from our sleeping in hurry, my mother was worried about us and we felt it for about 30s ... (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Rapide et violent (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : ça nous a révéillé, quelques bibleaux sont tombés. on l'a ressentie tel une forte réplique du séisme de 2003 mais moins puissant que ce dernier. (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Longitudinal Waves with frightning sound for around 2 to 3 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Rapide et violent (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : En plein sommeil (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Not much damage outside, from what I've seen, but news claims 3 people fell from a balcony. (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Un séisme fort et choquant (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : I was sleeping at my room in Hilton Algiers , when i felt a strange movement in the Room at 5:11 AM local time . The hit was not too strong but was felt by many people in the hotel which evacuated the building , now everybody is back to the Rooms ... But i was very disapointed from the way the Hotel Personnel was Dealing with the incident , like nothing was happening at all . Plus no emergency procedures were followed at any given time ! (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Lasted for a long time given the situation, but no serious damages. Still very scary. God protect us. (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : C'était long  (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : je n'ai pas senti qu'ily'avais 2 seisme, j'ai senti les deux seisme comme un seul (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Algiers (19 km SW from epicenter) My Wife and I were sleeping in our room at the SOFITEL Algiers , on the 7 the floor when i felt a strange movement in the Room at 5:11 AM local time . The tremor was not too strong but was felt by many people in the hotel which evacuated the building , now everybody is back to the Rooms or having breakfast .. But i was very disappointed by the way the Hotel Personnel and security staff was Dealing with the incident , like nothing happened and completely disconnected from this serious event !!!! Furthermore there is no emergency procedures nor any safety guidelines were given !!! The ACCOR HOTELS GROUP should be Aware of this for the next Quakes to come !! Having said all this , one Realizes that we Are nothing against MIGHTY NATURE ! (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : It was vert long and strong. We didn't felt an earthquake like this since 2003. (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Une longe duré  (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Le séisme a duré à peu prés 5 secondes. (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Affreux (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Manque de sommeil, augmentation de l'humidité ambiante, neurones non connectés encore, en plein jeûne. (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : C'est un séisme fort qui a duré 10 à 15 secondes mais qui est moins fort que celui de 21 mai 2003. (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : très fort, sa ma reveillé le chat c'est enfuis (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Cette fois il était fort wilah jai penser que c un couchmare grave j avais peure   (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : bref, intense et très bruyant Beaucoup de voisins sont sortis de leurs maisons (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Ça à bien secoué (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Fort tramblement de terre  (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Grand tremblement (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) :  c été très fort  (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : Strong earthquake. Hopefully it doesn't aftershok so...  (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : C'était une bonne secousse.El hamdoulilah (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : It was so strong everyone is outside at this time nobody can go back home, but fortunately there is no injuries so far. The quick earth is located 17 km north Bouloghine Algiers   (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : beaucoup de panique (reported through EMSC)
Rouïba (Algeria, 23 km SE of epicenter) : Secousse importante, juste le temps de sortir du lit et évacuer la maison (reported through EMSC)
Rouïba (Algeria, 23 km SE of epicenter) : Strong shaking. We woke up from our sleep. 5 min later everybody was out in the street (reported through EMSC)
Rouïba (Algeria, 23 km SE of epicenter) : Oui, on à l'expérien secousses téllurique, de Chlef,Tipaza, est Boumerdes, la meilleurs solution c'est d'éviter la premire secousse, si vous ete prèt de la terrasse monté vite, les autres répliques Normale. (reported through EMSC)
El Mouradia (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : The sound was horrible to bear .. and it wakes me and my whole family .. the shaque was so harsh .. Allah is not happy with us (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 23 km S of epicenter) : Everybody felt it from here. It has woke us up (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 22 km SW of epicenter) : Strong waves (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 22 km SW of epicenter) : C'etait terrible et les immeubles vétustés feront la panique de plus (reported through EMSC)
El Biar (Algeria, 22 km SW of epicenter) : Comme si le sol tremblait verticalement (reported through EMSC)
Mohamed Belouizdad (Algeria, 22 km SW of epicenter) : Strong shaking that we felt for about 5 to 10 seconds , waked us up from our sleep. People left their houses. (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 22 km SW of epicenter) : Ach'hadou ana la ilaha il la Allah wa ach'hadou ana Mohamed rassoul allh  (reported through EMSC)
Hussein Dey (Algeria, 22 km S of epicenter) : Je me sens le plus normalement du monde un peu de choc bien sûr hamdou lillah (reported through EMSC)
Mohammadia (Algeria, 22 km S of epicenter) : It was hard,  we had to wake up and everybody was out at the street. (reported through EMSC)
Bouzaréah (Algeria, 22 km SW of epicenter) : It lasted longer than usual and seemed was going to increase, when actually it didn't! It did not bring a lot of sound.. (reported through EMSC)
Bouzaréah (Algeria, 22 km SW of epicenter) : don't panic, even it's hard to self control. (reported through EMSC)
Mohamed Belouizdad (Algeria, 22 km SW of epicenter) : Pas de réplique apparemment  (reported through EMSC)
Alger Centre (Algeria, 22 km SW of epicenter) : C étais fort et effrayant il nous a réveiller tous a la maison et on est sortie dehor avec les enfants (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 21 km SW of epicenter) : Ça à bien secoué, et ça a du durée. ..dans les 30 secondes (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 21 km SW of epicenter) : Short but strong mouvements up and down different from the usual swing. Hope all are fine. (reported through EMSC)
Bordj El Kiffan (Algeria, 21 km S of epicenter) : It's horrible  (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 21 km SW of epicenter) : ça a bien bouger dans la cage d'escalier (reported through EMSC)
Bordj El Kiffan (Algeria, 20 km S of epicenter) : كنت نائما عندما سمعت صوتا مقودا انه زلزال يا محاينك (reported through EMSC)
Bordj El Kiffan (Algeria, 20 km S of epicenter) : Un séisme très bruyant! (reported through EMSC)
Bab El Oued (Algeria, 19 km SW of epicenter) : parfois plus de peur que de mal mais la frayeur était présente (reported through EMSC)
Bab El Oued (Algeria, 19 km SW of epicenter) : It was so strong but there's no harm till now hamdulillah. ktrou elquran wddo3a bark. (reported through EMSC)
Bordj El Bahri (Algeria, 18 km S of epicenter) : forte soucousse  interninable  (reported through EMSC)
Bordj El Bahri (Algeria, 18 km S of epicenter) : frightning (reported through EMSC)
Bordj El Bahri (Algeria, 16 km S of epicenter) : A strong one comparable to the one in 2003 (reported through EMSC)
Bab El Oued (Algeria, 15 km SW of epicenter) : Very big shacking (reported through EMSC)
Bab El Oued (Algeria, 15 km SW of epicenter) : Everything shook very hard, windows, bed and the lights smashed into pieces.... (reported through EMSC)
Bab El Oued (Algeria, 15 km SW of epicenter) : it was strong i didn't move from my bed i thought it, it is the end (reported through EMSC)
El Marsa, Algiers (Algeria, 15 km SE of epicenter) : the viberations where strong but fast (reported through EMSC)
Bejaia (Algeria, 174 km E of epicenter) : Small mouvements for 10s (reported through EMSC)
Koléa (Algeria, 44 km SW of epicenter) : i realy paniced while the earthquack hope everyone is ok (reported through EMSC)
Bejaia (Algeria, 174 km E of epicenter) : balancements brefs (reported through EMSC)
Draa Ben Khedda (Algeria, 77 km E of epicenter) : ça a duré (reported through EMSC)
Chéraga (Algeria, 23 km SW of epicenter) : pssssssssssssss (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 19 km SW of epicenter) : The wave of the earthquake seemed different to what we are used to in Algiers area. (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 19 km SW of epicenter) : strong earthquake, we had to wake our sleeping (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Western Mediterranean, 20 km north of Bordj el Kiffan, Algiers, Algeria, 1 August 2014 04:11 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 21 Sep 2014 12:58 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 07 Sep 2014 13:19 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 06 Sep 2014 08:50 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 09 Aug 2014 10:19 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 07 Aug 2014 20:31 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 03 Aug 2014 01:29 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 01 Aug 2014 21:52 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 01 Aug 2014 18:47 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 01 Aug 2014 08:37 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 01 Aug 2014 04:34 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
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    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 01 Aug 2014 04:26 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Aug 2014 04:20 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 20 km north of Bordj el Kiffan, Algiers, Algeria, on Friday, 1 August 2014 at 04:11 (GMT)
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