Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - 7.8 km south of Jijel, Wilaya de Jijel, Algeria, on Friday, 24 January 2020 at 21:02 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 3.8 earthquake - 7.8 km south of Jijel, Wilaya de Jijel, Algeria, on Friday, 24 January 2020 at 21:02 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 5 km depth

24 Jan 21:06 UTC: First to report: IGN after 4 minutes.
Jan 24 21:20: Magnitude recalculated from 4.1 to 3.8.
Date & time: 24 Jan 2020 21:02:12 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.7529°N / 5.7441°E (Jijel, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SSW of Jijel (pop: 148,000) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNE of BABOR - VILLE (Babor, Sétif) (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NW of Rouached (Mila) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) WNW of Sidi Mérouane (Sidi Merouane, Mila) (pop: 25,100) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) N of El Eulma (Sétif) (pop: 128,400) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNW of Chelghoum el Aïd (Mila) (pop: 71,700) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Karkira (Skikda) (pop: 46,700) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WNW of Hamma Bouziane (Constantine) (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) WNW of Constantine (pop: 450,100) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) E of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
3.85 kmE Bejaia.arg (Algeria)IGN
3.310 kmNorthern AlgeriaEMSC

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29.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Jijel (19.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
jijel / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : felt building shaking for few seconds but was really frightened  
7.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
jijel center / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : this is so scary i felt the building shaking  
jijel / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : it was strong in jijel  
46.4 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
19.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Oum el Bouaghi (Algeria, 155 km SE of epicenter) : Merci (reported through EMSC)  
الرواشد (Algeria, 40 km SE of epicenter) : هزة خفيفة (reported through EMSC)  
Sidi Abdelaziz (Algeria, 38 km NE of epicenter) : هزة ارتدادية خفيفه.. الحمدلله (reported through EMSC)  
الشقفة (Algeria, 27 km NE of epicenter) : Jijel (reported through EMSC)  
الشقفة (Algeria, 27 km NE of epicenter) : يسبح كل شئ من خيفته (reported through EMSC)  
الطاهير (Algeria, 23 km NE of epicenter) : هزة ارتدادية الآن في الطاهير أحسست بها الساعة 22.03. ربي يجيب الخير (reported through EMSC)  
الطاهير (Algeria, 22 km NE of epicenter) : The fourth one just happend it's tough (reported through EMSC)  
Jijel (Algeria, 19 km N of epicenter) : C'est à jijel c'est pas à béjaia (reported through EMSC)  
Jijel (Algeria, 19 km N of epicenter) : هزة ارتدادية بجيجل (reported through EMSC)  
جيجل (Algeria, 19 km N of epicenter) : I hear I thunder and feel shaking for 3 seconds (reported through EMSC)  
العوانة (Algeria, 14 km NW of epicenter) : Sa (reported through EMSC)  
El Aouana (Algeria, 14 km NW of epicenter) : Tremblement de terre el aouana Algérie de 4 second (reported through EMSC)  
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