Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Northern Algeria on Friday, 10 October 1980 at 15:39 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Northern Algeria on Friday, 10 October 1980 at 15:39 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 10 Oct 1980 03:39:09 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.221°N / 1.611°E (Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) W of El Attaf (Aïn Defla Province) (pop: 43,800)
26 km (16 mi) ENE of Chlef (Chlef Province) (pop: 178,600)
32 km (20 mi) W of Aïn Defla (pop: 52,300)
39 km (24 mi) SE of Sidi Akkacha (Tenes, Wilaya de Chlef) (pop: 26,600)
39 km (24 mi) ENE of Oued Sly (pop: 30,500)
43 km (27 mi) ESE of Abou el Hassan (pop: 24,000)
144 km (89 mi) WSW of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700)
178 km (110 mi) WSW of Boumerdas (Boumerdes) (pop: 786,500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.210 kmnorthern AlgeriaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Northern Algeria 10 October 15:39 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (75 quakes):
  • 29 Mar 1981 14:14 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Mar 1981 08:57 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    16.6 km (10.3 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Feb 1981 13:15 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 1981 09:12 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Feb 1981 19:02 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Feb 1981 23:00 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Feb 1981 20:58 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Feb 1981 13:19 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 1981 20:43 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 1981 19:25 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 1981 18:31 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 1981 18:03 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 1981 16:29 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jan 1981 01:25 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jan 1981 23:45 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 1981 07:29 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Northern Algeria on Friday, 10 October 1980 at 15:39 (GMT)
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