Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 6.9 km west of Médéa, Medea, Algeria, on Tuesday, 2 January 2018 at 20:59 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.276°N / 2.6787°E (Medea, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) W of Médéa (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) S of Mouzaïa (Tipaza) (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SSW of Chiffa (Blida) (pop: 23,200) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSE of El Affroun (Tipaza) (pop: 42,600) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSW of Boû Arfa (Blida) (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SSW of Blida (pop: 182,400) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NW of Berrouaghia (pop: 80,600) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSW of Beni Mered (Blida) (pop: 92,700) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SW of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SW of Boumerdas (Boumerdes) (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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