Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Northern Algeria on Monday, 31 October 1988 at 10:12 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 12 km depth
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.443°N / 2.759°E (Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SE of Chiffa (pop: 23,200) --> See nearby quakes!
5 km (3 mi) WSW of Boû Arfa (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) ESE of Mouzaïa (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) WSW of Blida (pop: 182,400) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) ESE of El Affroun (pop: 42,600) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) SSW of Oued el Alleug (pop: 21,100) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) SW of Beni Mered (pop: 92,700) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) WSW of Souma (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SW of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) WSW of Boumerdas (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||12 km||northern Algeria||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Northern Algeria 31 October 1988 10:12 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 26 Dec 1988 01:29 UTC| M 3.6 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|25 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details