Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 112 km west of Algiers, Wilaya d\'Alger, Algeria, on Saturday, 8 August 2020 at 23:00 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 112 km west of Algiers, Wilaya d\'Alger, Algeria, on Saturday, 8 August 2020 at 23:00 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 44 km depth

8 Aug 23:03 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
Aug 8 23:07: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.0.
Aug 8 23:09: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 20.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 20.0 to 44.0 km.
Date & time: 8 Aug 2020 23:00:36 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.73°N / 1.83°E (Western Mediterranean, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) NNE of El Abadia (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNW of Aïn Defla (pop: 52,300) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ENE of Sidi Akkacha (Tenes) (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) WNW of Hadjout (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of El Attaf (pop: 43,800) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NW of Khemis Miliana (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NE of ash-Shalif (pop: 178,600) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NE of Ech Chettia (pop: 168,000) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) W of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) W of Boumerdas (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.744 kmNorthern AlgeriaEMSC
M 4.222 kmNe Ain Defla.arg (Algeria)IGN
M 4.010 kmNorthern AlgeriaGFZ
M 4.410 kmnorthern AlgeriaUSGS

User reports for this quake (172)

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Médéa (98.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Larhat, Place aux Martyrs (19.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
350.8 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt : J'étais dehors au jardin où était l'église de Jijel. Pas senti. (reported through our app)
54.9 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
19.4 km S of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
397.5 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
30.6 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
19.1 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
350.8 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Pas senti. J'étais dehors (reported through our app)
34.6 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Ressenti durant quelques secondes
Nador tipaza (53.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
33.6 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
59.3 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)
123.5 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
52.9 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Menaceur (45.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : lite shske for 2sec (reported through our app)
77.5 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 77 kms, j'ai senti une faible intensité. (reported through our app)
84 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
31 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bab (120.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
57.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
GASTONIA / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : i just felt my mobile home shaking it woke me up my ceiling fan was shaking at 8:10 am on 8-9-20 gastonia nc usa that's why i looked up earthquake and saw this site
Fedjana countryside / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I felt the shake, like sombe running outdoor, it was too late,some people around go outdoor, they feel afraid to go back home
miliana / not felt
Tipaza / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bouchra / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Ressenti à béni haoua Chlef 60 km environ
Gouraya / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Meftah Blida / not felt : Felt nothing
beni-tamou blida / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Algiers ,je l'ai bien ressentie car je vie dans un / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cherchal tipaza / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Algiers / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Hadjert ennous / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
alger / not felt
Tenes / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Blida / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Bougara / not felt
Tenes chlef / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I wose sleeping. But earthquake make sound at Doors and Windows. No one unjured.
Gouraya / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Blida / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Tipaza / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ain benian / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was nota strong shaking
Tipaza / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kolea / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My bed shaked for like 3 seconds
Hadjout / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Douaouda / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
alger / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bou Ismaïl / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Algiers / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Blida / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Gouraya, Tipaza. / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Algiers / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tadjena / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Algiers / Weak shaking (MMI III)
ALGER / not felt
Tipaza / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
cherchell / Light shaking (MMI IV)
khraicia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Fouka / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Algiers / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Algiers
Draria, Alger / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ain Benian / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : it's take maybe 30 seconds of vebration
Blida / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ain Benian / not felt
Ténès, Chlef, Algérie / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Algiers / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Babe ezzouar / not felt
Blida / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tipaza / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Tremblement modérer mais qui a duré un peu
Algiers / Weak shaking (MMI III) : weakly
Algiers / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : In bed
Cherchell / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Souidania / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
BLIDA / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ville Blida / Weak shaking (MMI III)
El attaf / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Algiers / not felt
Tipaza / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Algiers (Algeria, 99 km E of epicenter) : D’un coup (reported through EMSC)
Cheraga (Algeria, 88 km E of epicenter) : S (reported through EMSC)
’Aïn Benian (Algeria, 85 km E of epicenter) : أكثر من 10 ثواتي والارض تتحرك عين بنيان الجزائر العاصمة (reported through EMSC)
Tipasa (Algeria, 41 km E of epicenter) : زلازل متوسط (reported through EMSC)
Mouzaïa (Algeria, 65 km E of epicenter) : Plus de peur (reported through EMSC)
Hadjout (Algeria, 40 km E of epicenter) : I felt the bed shaking and the chandelier moved too (reported through EMSC)
Tiaret (Algeria, 152 km SW of epicenter) : 4.4 (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 99 km E of epicenter) : Ressenti faible séisme qui a duré 2sec (reported through EMSC)
Miliana (Algeria, 42 km SE of epicenter) : Trop choqué (reported through EMSC)
Tipaza (Algeria, 41 km E of epicenter) : Au lit au moment de évènement (reported through EMSC)
Tipaza (Algeria, 41 km E of epicenter) : 4,5 (reported through EMSC)
تيبازة (Algeria, 41 km E of epicenter) : نعم لقد شعرت بها انها قوية (reported through EMSC)
Tipaza (Algeria, 41 km E of epicenter) : Hh (reported through EMSC)
Batna (Algeria, 412 km E of epicenter) : زلازل (reported through EMSC)
Batna (Algeria, 412 km E of epicenter) : زلزال (reported through EMSC)
Batna (Algeria, 412 km E of epicenter) : زلزال (reported through EMSC)
Mila (Algeria, 398 km E of epicenter) : مرعب (reported through EMSC)
ميلة (Algeria, 398 km E of epicenter) : ربي يستر (reported through EMSC)
El Eulma (Algeria, 352 km E of epicenter) : راهي تناكت (reported through EMSC)
Bab Ezzouar (Algeria, 121 km E of epicenter) : من العاصمة محسينا والو ربي يجيب الخير (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 112 km E of epicenter) : Légère secousse (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 112 km E of epicenter) : لم أشعر بها (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 110 km E of epicenter) : Courte ressentie au 6ème étage à alger centre (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 108 km E of epicenter) : J'ai senti (reported through EMSC)
Cheraga (Algeria, 101 km E of epicenter) : Courte et forte hamdollah. (reported through EMSC)
Douera (Algeria, 100 km E of epicenter) : دويرة حسينالها (reported through EMSC)
Blida (Algeria, 94 km E of epicenter) : الهلع والخوف (reported through EMSC)
Kolea (Algeria, 84 km E of epicenter) : ya jedkk 7asit biha men kolea (reported through EMSC)
Kolea (Algeria, 84 km E of epicenter) : J'ai ressenti un faible tremblement de terre (reported through EMSC)
Hadjout (Algeria, 58 km SE of epicenter) : Fortement ressentie à Cherchell (reported through EMSC)
تيبازة (Algeria, 57 km E of epicenter) : نعم (reported through EMSC)
Mila (Algeria, 398 km E of epicenter) : Dieu nous protège (reported through EMSC)
Sidi Mérouane (Algeria, 397 km E of epicenter) : I felt my bed is moved and heard it (reported through EMSC)
الزغاية (Algeria, 389 km E of epicenter) : الله يسترنا ، حستلها الهزة من مدينة اولاد هداج ، الجزائر ، الله يسترنا (reported through EMSC)
Merouana (Algeria, 387 km E of epicenter) : وش من بلاصة .....يا رب استر (reported through EMSC)
Chetouane (Algeria, 347 km SW of epicenter) : سمعت الحس ولا كنت نتخايل (reported through EMSC)
Denia (Spain, 279 km NW of epicenter) : شرشال (reported through EMSC)
Tizi Ouzou (Algeria, 198 km E of epicenter) : الله يجعل الخير (reported through EMSC)
Rouiba (Algeria, 130 km E of epicenter) : A Small vibration (reported through EMSC)
Meftah (Algeria, 125 km E of epicenter) : لم أشعر بها (reported through EMSC)
Dar el Beïda (Algeria, 124 km E of epicenter) : Légère secousse ;oscillation de lustres à peine perceptible (reported through EMSC)
Bordj el Kiffan (Algeria, 122 km E of epicenter) : J’ai ressenti une petite secousse (reported through EMSC)
Bab Ezzouar (Algeria, 121 km E of epicenter) : Faible secousse à El ALIA Alger (reported through EMSC)
Bab Ezzouar (Algeria, 121 km E of epicenter) : أيقظتنا في قوراية (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 112 km E of epicenter) : أحسست بها في باب الوادالله يسترنا (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 112 km E of epicenter) : J’ai ressenti une vibration horizontale avant ça un léger craquement sur le cadre de la porte (Hussein dey ) (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 112 km E of epicenter) : Sa a vibré (reported through EMSC)
Birkhadem (Algeria, 109 km E of epicenter) : Légère secousse (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 108 km E of epicenter) : الله يجيب الخير (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 108 km E of epicenter) : Un song Avant la vibration (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 108 km E of epicenter) : Une légère secousse (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 108 km E of epicenter) : Merci (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 108 km E of epicenter) : Un peu fort (reported through EMSC)
Algiers (Algeria, 108 km E of epicenter) : Un peu fort (reported through EMSC)
Chebli (Algeria, 107 km E of epicenter) (reported through EMSC)
Cheraga (Algeria, 101 km E of epicenter) : Plus de peur de mal (reported through EMSC)
Cheraga (Algeria, 101 km E of epicenter) : Ben Aknoun, sa a bien bougé (reported through EMSC)
Cheraga (Algeria, 101 km E of epicenter) : Ouled Fayet ressenti (reported through EMSC)
Cheraga (Algeria, 101 km E of epicenter) : Im IT Enginer of CRAAG , everything is okey , reel Mag is 4,3 . (reported through EMSC)
Cheraga (Algeria, 101 km E of epicenter) : With sound, I for 4 or 5 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Douera (Algeria, 100 km E of epicenter) : بيرتوتة حسينالها (reported through EMSC)
Douera (Algeria, 100 km E of epicenter) : نعم (reported through EMSC)
Boufarik (Algeria, 98 km E of epicenter) : c'était rapide, genre un coup brusque. s'il n y avait pas les lustres je me douterait que c'était une secousse. (reported through EMSC)
Boufarik (Algeria, 98 km E of epicenter) : A peine ressenti (reported through EMSC)
Boufarik (Algeria, 98 km E of epicenter) : Lying on the floor, felt movement for a short time (reported through EMSC)
Boufarik (Algeria, 98 km E of epicenter) : Légère secousse horizontale, de courte durée (reported through EMSC)
Chéraga (Algeria, 98 km E of epicenter) : قاوية (reported through EMSC)
’Aïn Benian (Algeria, 98 km E of epicenter) : Réveil stressant (reported through EMSC)
Médéa (Algeria, 98 km SE of epicenter) : Légère secousse (reported through EMSC)
Médéa (Algeria, 98 km SE of epicenter) : dieu merci. (reported through EMSC)
Aïn Benian (Algeria, 98 km E of epicenter) : C'était fort (reported through EMSC)
Beni Mered (Algeria, 95 km E of epicenter) : Blida (reported through EMSC)
Blida (Algeria, 94 km E of epicenter) : الله يلطف بينا (reported through EMSC)
Boû Arfa (Algeria, 93 km E of epicenter) : J'étais allongé sur mon lit j'ai senti un secousse après j'ai la fenêtre qui bouge et le lustre aussi (reported through EMSC)
Zeralda (Algeria, 90 km E of epicenter) : Vibration légère, au point d avoir le doute, jsuqu à la réception de la notification, (reported through EMSC)
Kolea (Algeria, 84 km E of epicenter) : زلزال قوي أحسست به من مدينة القليعة (reported through EMSC)
Kolea (Algeria, 84 km E of epicenter) : Je réside à KOLEA, wilaya de Tipaza Algérie.J'ai ressenti une secousse alors que je n'ai pas l'habitude de ressentir les secousse sismique (reported through EMSC)
Bou Ismaïl (Algeria, 77 km E of epicenter) : bouismail ressenti (reported through EMSC)
Bou Ismaïl (Algeria, 77 km E of epicenter) : لي حسو بيها بزاف تيبازة ڨوراية الأرهاط شرشال (reported through EMSC)
Bou Ismaïl (Algeria, 77 km E of epicenter) : À bou ismail bien ressenti. (reported through EMSC)
Bou Ismaïl (Algeria, 77 km E of epicenter) : bouismail ressenti (reported through EMSC)
Bou Ismaïl (Algeria, 77 km E of epicenter) : Ressenti a bousmail (reported through EMSC)
Khemisti (Algeria, 77 km E of epicenter) : زعزعتلي لقلاوي (reported through EMSC)
Chlef (Algeria, 77 km SW of epicenter) : Chlef 7asit biha (reported through EMSC)
بومدفع (Algeria, 69 km SE of epicenter) : بشكل خفيف، لطفك يا رب (reported through EMSC)
Khemis Miliana (Algeria, 63 km SE of epicenter) : 5 seconde avec deux ondes une vibration et un boom (reported through EMSC)
Hadjout (Algeria, 58 km SE of epicenter) : مناصر قوية (reported through EMSC)
Tipasa (Algeria, 57 km E of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)
Tipasa (Algeria, 57 km E of epicenter) : J'habite a 80 kg d'Alger vers l'Ouest.Je l'ai senti. (reported through EMSC)
Tipasa (Algeria, 57 km E of epicenter) : Tipaza ressantie faible ... (reported through EMSC)
Tipaza (Algeria, 57 km E of epicenter) : Bousmail قودزي ماحس والو (reported through EMSC)
Tipaza (Algeria, 57 km E of epicenter) : Merci beaucoup (reported through EMSC)
Tipaza (Algeria, 57 km E of epicenter) : Tipaza , faible seisme ressentie (reported through EMSC)
Sidi Akkacha (Algeria, 56 km SW of epicenter) : Fortement ressenti a Damous (reported through EMSC)
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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Mag. 4.7 earthquake - 112 km west of Algiers, Wilaya d'Alger, Algeria, on Saturday, 8 August 2020 at 23:00 (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
    |
    73km / 45mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 21 May 2003 18:44
    | 6.8 |
    12km / 7.5mi
    |
    18 years ago
    |
    163km / 101mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 09 Sep 1954 01:04
    | 6.7 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    66 years ago
    |
    55km / 34mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 10 Oct 1980 15:39
    | 6.2 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    40 years ago
    |
    60km / 37mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 10 Sep 1954 05:44
    | 6.2 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    66 years ago
    |
    60km / 37mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 29 Oct 1989 19:09
    | 6.0 |
    5.7km / 3.5mi
    |
    31 years ago
    |
    55km / 34mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 10 Oct 1980 12:37
    | 5.9 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    40 years ago
    |
    44km / 28mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 01 Feb 1981 13:19
    | 5.7 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    40 years ago
    |
    36km / 22mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 07 Dec 1980 17:37
    | 5.7 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    40 years ago
    |
    95km / 59mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 29 Oct 1989 19:21
    | 5.6 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    31 years ago
    |
    55km / 34mi
    | Northern Algeria
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