Major magnitude. 7.3 earthquake - Northern Algeria on Friday, 10 October 1980 at 12:25 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.3 earthquake  - Northern Algeria on Friday, 10 October 1980 at 12:25 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 10 Oct 1980 12:25:23 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.195°N / 1.354°E (Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) NNE of Chlef (Chlef Province) (pop: 178,600)
25 km (16 mi) NE of Boukadir (pop: 26,700)
28 km (18 mi) SSE of Abou el Hassan (pop: 24,000)
29 km (18 mi) W of El Attaf (Aïn Defla Province) (pop: 43,800)
35 km (22 mi) E of ’Aïn Merane (pop: 34,400)
47 km (29 mi) NE of Oued Rhiou (pop: 59,900)
166 km (103 mi) WSW of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700)
200 km (124 mi) WSW of Boumerdas (Boumerdes) (pop: 786,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.310 kmnorthern AlgeriaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.3 quake Northern Algeria 10 October 12:25 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (110 quakes):
  • 11 Sep 1982 21:40 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4028 km (2503 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 11 Sep 1982 21:35 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4028 km (2503 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 11 Sep 1982 04:48 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4028 km (2503 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4028 km (2503 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 12 Jun 1982 04:39 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    4028 km (2503 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 19 Apr 1982 08:09 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Oct 1981 21:47 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Sep 1981 09:23 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Sep 1981 00:33 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Sep 1981 07:20 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jul 1981 19:47 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jun 1981 02:44 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    190 km (118 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major magnitude. 7.3 earthquake - Northern Algeria on Friday, 10 October 1980 at 12:25 (GMT)
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