Mag. 4.3 earthquake - 2.6 km northwest of Aïn Bessem, Bouira, Algeria, on Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 05:49 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 3 km depth
15 Dec 05:58 UTC: First to report: IGN after 8 minutes.
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.309°N / 3.6517°E (Bouira, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NW of Aïn Bessem (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NNW of Sour el Ghozlane (pop: 50,200) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Bouïra (pop: 52,500) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) S of Lakhdaria (pop: 56,700) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) SSW of Tizi Gheniff (Boumerdes) (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) S of Chabet el Ameur (Boumerdes) (pop: 19,500) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SW of Boghni (Tizi Ouzou) (pop: 54,700) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NNW of Sidi Aïssa (M'Sila) (pop: 69,700) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSE of Boumerdas (Boumerdes) (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SE of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 4.3||3 km||Sw Bouira.arg (Algeria)||IGN|
User reports for this quake (2)
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
bouira / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bouira / Weak shaking (MMI III)