Mag. 3.5 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 24 km west of Tipasa, Tipaza, Algeria, on Monday, 30 December 2019 at 17:17 (GMT) -

Mag. 3.5 earthquake  - Western Mediterranean, 24 km west of Tipasa, Tipaza, Algeria, on Monday, 30 December 2019 at 17:17 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

30 Dec 17:23 UTC: First to report: IGN after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 30 Dec 2019 17:17:01 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.6658°N / 2.1915°E (Western Mediterranean, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) WNW of Tipasa (Tipaza) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NW of Hadjout (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) WNW of El Affroun (pop: 42,600) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) W of Castiglione (Bou Ismail) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) N of Khemis Miliana (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) NNE of Aïn Defla (pop: 52,300) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) WNW of Mouzaïa (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) WNW of Blida (pop: 182,400) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) W of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) W of Boumerdas (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) W of Kêf Bisnês Island --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) W of Djezirat el Kadra Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.510 kmNw Tipasa_arg (Algeria)IGN

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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Mag. 3.5 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 24 km west of Tipasa, Tipaza, Algeria, on Monday, 30 December 2019 at 17:17 (GMT)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 10 Oct 1980 12:25
    | 7.3 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    40 years ago
    |
    91km / 57mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 21 May 2003 18:44
    | 6.8 |
    12km / 7.5mi
    |
    18 years ago
    |
    133km / 82mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 09 Sep 1954 01:04
    | 6.7 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    66 years ago
    |
    69km / 43mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 10 Oct 1980 15:39
    | 6.2 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    40 years ago
    |
    72km / 45mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 10 Sep 1954 05:44
    | 6.2 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    66 years ago
    |
    88km / 55mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 29 Oct 1989 19:09
    | 6.0 |
    5.7km / 3.5mi
    |
    31 years ago
    |
    27km / 17mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 10 Oct 1980 12:37
    | 5.9 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    40 years ago
    |
    60km / 37mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 27 May 2003 17:11
    | 5.8 |
    8km / 5mi
    |
    18 years ago
    |
    127km / 79mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 21 May 2003 18:51
    | 5.7 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    18 years ago
    |
    148km / 92mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 01 Feb 1981 13:19
    | 5.7 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    40 years ago
    |
    54km / 34mi
    | Northern Algeria
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