Mag. 4.3 earthquake - 49 km west of Algiers, Wilaya d\'Alger, Algeria, on Thursday, 13 August 2020 at 08:04 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.3 earthquake  - 49 km west of Algiers, Wilaya d\'Alger, Algeria, on Thursday, 13 August 2020 at 08:04 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 0 km depth

13 Aug 16:37 UTC: First to report: IGN after 9 hours.
Date & time: 13 Aug 2020 08:04:52 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.6093°N / 2.5625°E (Western Mediterranean, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (7 mi) ENE of Tipasa (Tipaza) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) WSW of Castiglione (Bou Ismail) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) NNW of El Affroun (pop: 42,600) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) NE of Hadjout (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) W of Kolea (pop: 31,800) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) NW of Mouzaïa (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) WNW of Blida (pop: 182,400) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) WNW of Beni Mered (pop: 92,700) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) WSW of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) WSW of Boumerdas (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) ESE of Kêf Bisnês Island --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WSW of Djezirat el Kadra Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 4.3 kmE Tipasa.arg (Algeria)IGN
M 4.410 km1 km SE of Chiffa, AlgeriaUSGS
M 4.110 kmNorthern AlgeriaGFZ

User reports for this quake (4)

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Médéa (42.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Algiers / Weak shaking (MMI III) : In Ain romana wilaya of Blida / was weak feeling
36.82 N,5.76 E. / not felt : Loin de l'épicentre.
KOUBA. Département d'Alger. / not felt : Étant occupé à l'heure de la secousse j'ai rien ressenti. D'habitude si.
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Mag. 4.3 earthquake - 49 km west of Algiers, Wilaya d'Alger, Algeria, on Thursday, 13 August 2020 at 08:04 (GMT)
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