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Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 6.9 km southwest of Jijel, Algeria, on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 04:08 GMT

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 6.9 km southwest of Jijel, Algeria, on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 04:08 GMT Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 6.9 km southwest of Jijel, Algeria, on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 04:08 GMT

Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 2 km depth

8 Feb 04:13 UTC: First to report: IGN after 5 minutes.
Feb 8 04:34: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 2.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 8, 2020 04:08:17 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.5
Depth2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.7876°N / 5.6982°E (Jijel, Algeria)
Antipode36.788°S / 174.302°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt18 reports
Primary data sourceIGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities7 km (4 mi) WSW of Jijel (pop: 148,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) NNE of BABOR - VILLE (Babor, Sétif) (pop: 33,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) NW of Rouached (Mila) (pop: 40,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) WNW of Sidi Mérouane (Sidi Merouane, Mila) (pop: 25,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) N of El Eulma (Sétif) (pop: 128,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) NE of Lafayette (Sétif) (pop: 38,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) WSW of Karkira (Skikda) (pop: 46,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) NNW of Chateaudun (Mila) (pop: 71,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (59 mi) WNW of Constantine (pop: 450,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
233 km (145 mi) E of Algiers (Alger) (pop: 1,977,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.52 kmE Bejaia.arg (Algeria)IGN
3.810 kmBALEARIC ISLANDS, SPAIN - 145km de ManacorRENASS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Villasalto, Italy (VSL/MN network) | Distance from quake: 441 km / 274 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Villasalto, Italy: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (18)

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Jijel / Weak shaking (MMI III)
el aouana (8.2 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt a terrible jolt (reported through our app)  
Jijel city center / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
near Jijel (7.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Tassousst / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
jijel / Light shaking (MMI IV)
El aouana (7.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Jijel / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was quite strong ! Awakened all of us  
Jijel (7.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Jijel (6.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jijel / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Jijel / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was sleeping when earth shakes. That was intense but brief.  
Amir and el kadir. Tassoust / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I've heard a voice like a truck turned on.was very Laud. And the house was shaking. But no thing gut Brocken in the house.  
Jijel / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
near Jijel (23.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Ferdjioua / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Jijel (13.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Jijel (5.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)

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