Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Northern Algeria on Saturday, 24 November 1973 at 15:22 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.116°N / 4.443°E (Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NNW of Mansourah (Mansoura) (pop: 22,100) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) WNW of El Achir (pop: 158,300) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NE of Melouza (Hammam Dalaa) (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) W of Bordj Bou Arreridj (pop: 168,300) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) SSE of Chorfa (M'chedallah) (pop: 20,600) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSW of Akbou (pop: 66,700) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) WSW of Bordj Zemoura (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NNW of M'Sila (pop: 100,000) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) SE of Boumerdas (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) ESE of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||33 km||northern Algeria||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Northern Algeria 24 November 1973 15:22 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 25 Nov 1973 04:20 UTC| M 4.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|9 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details