Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - E BEJAIA.ARG on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:15 (Africa/Algiers)

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - E BEJAIA.ARG on Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:15 (Africa/Algiers)

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 35 km depth

29 Nov 00:01 UTC: First to report: IGN after 46 minutes.
Date & time: 28 Nov 2012 23:15:27 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:15 (Africa/Algiers)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.6913°N / 5.5482°E (Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) N of BABOR - VILLE (Babor) (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of Jijel (pop: 148,000) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) WNW of Rouached (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) ENE of Barbacha (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) NE of Lafayette (pop: 38,600) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) NNW of El Eulma (pop: 128,400) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) NW of Chelghoum el Aïd (pop: 71,700) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) NE of Bordj Bou Arreridj (pop: 168,300) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) E of Boumerdas (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) E of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.015 kmNORTHERN ALGERIAEMSC
5.010 kmNorthern AlgeriaGFZ
5.010.2 km30km W of Jijel, AlgeriaUSGS
5.435 kmE BEJAIA.ARGIGN
4.6160 kmWestern Mediterranean SeaBMKG

User reports for this quake (13)

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Jijel (Algeria, 51 km E of epicenter) : someone i know was fishing in the beach here, he was shoched by the sea sound. (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaïa (Algeria, 15 km SW of epicenter) : Le seisme a eu lieu à Bejaia à 00h 16 mn alors que nous dormions. Il y eau d'abord une forte vibration qui nous arraché du lit, puis 2 secondes même 3, c'est en core une fote secousse qui s'est ensuivie... Puis c'est la fuite vers l'extérieur de l'immeuble. Une réplique a eu lieu 47 mm après mais de moindre intensité. (reported through EMSC)  
Jijel (Algeria, 51 km E of epicenter) : sont peur (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaïa (Algeria, 15 km SW of epicenter) : le seisme est resté presque 10 a 15 seconds... (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaïa (Algeria, 15 km SW of epicenter) : Beaucoup de gens ont passé la nuit ou la moitié de la nuit en dehors de leurs habitations. (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaïa (Algeria, 15 km SW of epicenter) : ils a fait qelque séqell au niveaux des construction (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaïa (Algeria, 15 km SW of epicenter) : c'était vraiment effrayant (reported through EMSC)  
Jijel (Algeria, 51 km E of epicenter) : réplique quelques minutes après, faible et de courte durée par rapport à la 1ère qui a duré quelques secondes. (reported through EMSC)  
Jijel (Algeria, 62 km E of epicenter) : j'etait vraiment effrayé surtout pour mes petits enfants! j'etait et je suis seule avec eux! et je ne sais pas quoi faire si ça se reprodui! esque une telle secousse (5.10) aura une replique ou pas! j'ai peur pour mes gosses. (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaïa (Algeria, 25 km S of epicenter) : Dans d'autres quartiers on parle d'effets plus importants. (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaïa (Algeria, 25 km S of epicenter) : La panique surtout. (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaïa (Algeria, 25 km S of epicenter) : tout le monde c'est réveiller au milieu de la nuit (00h15)les routes en circulation comme si c’était en plain jour la peur les envahies (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaïa (Algeria, 25 km S of epicenter) : Manque d aide de la part des autorité. Beaucoup de geant sont on état de choque et ne pense pas pouvoir dormir ou rentrer chez eux. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 28 Nov 2012 23:50 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details

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