Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - 9.1 km north of Salah Bey, Setif, Algeria, on Wednesday, 4 September 1963 at 05:06 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 4 Sep 1963 05:06:46 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.936°N / 5.297°E (Sétif, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) N of Salah Bey (Sétif) (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) E of Râs el Oued (Bordj Bou Arréridj) (pop: 56,700) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) S of Aïn Arnat (Sétif) (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SSW of Setif (Sétif) (pop: 288,500) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) E of Bordj Ghdir (Daïra de Bordj Ghedir, Bordj Bou Arréridj) (pop: 34,100) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SW of El Eulma (Sétif) (pop: 128,400) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NW of Râs el Aïoun (Batna) (pop: 34,200) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SSE of Lafayette (Sétif) (pop: 38,600) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) ESE of Boumerdas (Boumerdes) (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) ESE of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.7||25 km||northern Algeria||USGS|
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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900
- 07 Nov 1959 02:32| 5.3 |15km / 9.3mi|62 years ago|245km / 152mi| 14 km W of Medea, Algeria
- 24 May 1959 13:19| 5.3 |15km / 9.3mi|62 years ago|73km / 46mi| 5.3 km SE of Mansourah, Bordj Bou Arréridj, Algeria
- 01 Apr 1952 04:21| 5.2 |15km / 9.3mi|69 years ago|149km / 92mi| 9.5 km NW of ’Aïn Abid, Constantine, Algeria
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