Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 21 km southwest of Jijel, Algeria, on Friday, 24 January 2020 at 07:24 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 21 km southwest of Jijel, Algeria, on Friday, 24 January 2020 at 07:24 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Jan 07:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 4 minutes.
Jan 24 07:30: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 5.0.
Date & time: 24 Jan 2020 07:24:19 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.72°N / 5.56°E (Jijel, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) WSW of Jijel (pop: 148,000) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) N of BABOR - VILLE (Babor, Sétif) (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) NW of Rouached (Mila) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ENE of Barbacha (Béjaïa) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) NE of Lafayette (Sétif) (pop: 38,600) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NNE of Aïn Arnat (Sétif) (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) N of El Eulma (Sétif) (pop: 128,400) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NW of Chelghoum el Aïd (Mila) (pop: 71,700) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) E of Boumerdas (Boumerdes) (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) E of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
5.010 kmNorthern AlgeriaGFZ
4.86 kmE Bejaia.arg (Algeria)IGN
4.910 kmNorthern AlgeriaEMSC
4.99.2 km17km WSW of Jijel, AlgeriaUSGS
5.018 kmNorthern AlgeriaGeoAu
4.911 kmNorthern AlgeriaBMKG
5.09.8 kmNorthern Algeria [Land: Algeria]INGV

User reports for this quake (88)

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Jijel / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Walls moving  
El kseur (64.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Salma / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : First Time i was affraid  
591.1 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
El Aouana. jijel. algeria / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : it's my first experience, I was very afraid  
196.7 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Béjaia / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Tizi Ouzou / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up from my sleep. Door shook. Lasted 3 seconds.  
Jijel / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : يا ودي مزالني مشوكي  
Plaine ouest annaba (193.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : My bed was shaking i was terrified  
Ain El Kebira / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Houston / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me out of my sleep. Not sure what it was. It was scary though.  
jijel / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Iwas in bed and felt all room shaking similar of a train passage in railway station  
Chekfa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I opened the shop in which I sell, put some products in the right place, while I was standing, I felt the shake, the floor, the walls, and the whole bloc were moving, I felt as if I was standing on a small rocking boat.  
61.5 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bejaïa / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Chekfa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I opened the shop in which I sell, put some products in the right place, while I was standing, I felt the shake, the floor, the walls, and the whole bloc were moving, I felt as if I was standing on a small rocking boat.  
Béjaïa algeria / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Annaba / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I'm from the east of Algeria (Annaba), I felt it and there is something weird happened before the earthquake animal's behavior especially "starling birds" there is a video on Facebook about that  
Béjaïa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : here in Béjaïa, the earthquake was strong. we all felt it.  
Skikda / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Chadia (21.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Skikda (122.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
20.3 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
19.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping it woke me up. For the first time in my life i saw the house shaking.  
Annaba / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
135 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
47.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
BEJAIA / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ath douala tizi ouzou / Light shaking (MMI IV)
constantine / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
El Milia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
20.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
26.7 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
134.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Azzaba skikda / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jijel / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mila / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tassoust (27.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It woke me up when I was asleep  
Tizi ouzou / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
jijel / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Skikda (121.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Jijel / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Jijel / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
42.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Skikda / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Elancer jijel / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jijel / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Taher (30.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Tizi ouzou / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Constantine (Algeria, 101 km SE of epicenter) : ارتداد خفيف (reported through EMSC)  
El Ancer (Algeria, 48 km E of epicenter) : Shocking (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaïa (Algeria, 47 km W of epicenter) : Hemdlh (reported through EMSC)  
Chekfa (Algeria, 31 km E of epicenter) : I opened the shop in which I sell, put some products in the right place, while I was standing, I felt the shake, the floor, the walls, and the whole bloc were moving, I felt as if I was standing on a small rocking boat. (reported through EMSC)  
Taher (Algeria, 26 km E of epicenter) : Everything moves and sound if glass (reported through EMSC)  
Taher (Algeria, 26 km E of epicenter) : Lasted for a long time (reported through EMSC)  
Jijel (Algeria, 16 km NE of epicenter) : لا خسائر (reported through EMSC)  
جيجل (Algeria, 16 km NE of epicenter) : The earthquake was moderately strong here in Jijel city downtown,people rushed out to the streets it has lasted more than 15 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  
(Algeria, 8 km S of epicenter) : ربي يستر (reported through EMSC)  
(Algeria, 8 km S of epicenter) : الحمد لله (reported through EMSC)  
الشراقة (Algeria, 235 km W of epicenter) : Très légère secousse qui m'a réveillé. (reported through EMSC)  
Annaba (Algeria, 193 km E of epicenter) : Très fort (reported through EMSC)  
بومرداس (Algeria, 191 km W of epicenter) : Deux ondes durant 2 secondes mais qui ont réveillé presque tous les voisins (reported through EMSC)  
تيزي وزو (Algeria, 141 km W of epicenter) : Northern algeria (reported through EMSC)  
تيزي وزو (Algeria, 140 km W of epicenter) : Tizi Ouzou Algérie (reported through EMSC)  
Tizi Ouzou (Algeria, 139 km W of epicenter) : Dans le doute (reported through EMSC)  
سكيكدة (Algeria, 118 km E of epicenter) : I felt like thé earth Moving in many directions for 2 or three seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Skikda (Algeria, 117 km E of epicenter) : Légère secousse qui fait bouger le lit (reported through EMSC)  
Skikda (Algeria, 117 km E of epicenter) : Hello,At 8:24 local time exactly that happened, I was sleeping due to this is a weekend over here.This earthquake waked me up, thanks to Allah nothing bad happened (reported through EMSC)  
Skikda (Algeria, 117 km E of epicenter) : Secousses sismiques (reported through EMSC)  
Skikda (Algeria, 117 km E of epicenter) : Ke dieu nous protège (reported through EMSC)  
برج بوعريرج (Algeria, 106 km SW of epicenter) : Le lustre à clairement bouger (reported through EMSC)  
تمالوس (Algeria, 93 km E of epicenter) : I felt like earth moving, furnitures too... It was a spooky moments (reported through EMSC)  
صدوق (Algeria, 86 km W of epicenter) : Petit vibration ,bruits de portes de l'armoire (reported through EMSC)  
صدوق (Algeria, 86 km W of epicenter) : Légère vibration (reported through EMSC)  
Mila (Algeria, 68 km SE of epicenter) : Secousse rapide (reported through EMSC)  
سطيف (Algeria, 66 km S of epicenter) : ربي يستر هزة ارضية قوية نوعا ما (reported through EMSC)  
بجاية (Algeria, 51 km W of epicenter) : secousse courte duree (reported through EMSC)  
بجاية (Algeria, 49 km W of epicenter) : Bejaia ville (reported through EMSC)  
بجاية (Algeria, 47 km W of epicenter) : It woke me up, it was just one but firm wave. Bejaia (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaïa (Algeria, 47 km W of epicenter) : Ça a bougé environ 10 bonnes secondes (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaïa (Algeria, 47 km W of epicenter) : Très forte secousse (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaïa (Algeria, 47 km W of epicenter) : Bien (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaïa (Algeria, 47 km W of epicenter) : . (reported through EMSC)  
جيملة (Algeria, 32 km SE of epicenter) : commune de djimla wilaya de jijel (reported through EMSC)  
جيجل (Algeria, 16 km NE of epicenter) : كانت قوية الى حد ما (reported through EMSC)  
جيجل (Algeria, 13 km E of epicenter) : بعيد ب 3 km عن العوانة (reported through EMSC)  
الطاهير (Algeria, 26 km E of epicenter) : jijel (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes):
  • 21 Feb 2020 02:55 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 21 Feb 2020 01:55 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Feb 2020 07:32 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 08 Feb 2020 04:08 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 30 Jan 2020 13:52 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 26 Jan 2020 12:43 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 26 Jan 2020 08:39 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 24 Jan 2020 21:02 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 24 Jan 2020 19:10 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 24 Jan 2020 11:25 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details

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