Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Northern Algeria on Thursday, 18 August 1994 at 01:13 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Northern Algeria on Thursday, 18 August 1994 at 01:13 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 9 km depth

Date & time: 18 Aug 1994 01:13:05 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 8.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.52°N / 0.106°W (Algeria)
Nearest volcano: Tafna Beni Saf (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) E of Saint-Denis-du-Sig (pop: 58,900) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (15 mi) NNW of Bou Hanifia el Hamamat (Bou Hanifia) (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) WNW of Mascara (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNE of Sfizef (Sfisef) (pop: 31,100) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) SSE of Aïn el Bya (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) ESE of Sidi ech Chahmi (pop: 35,500) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) ESE of Bir el Djir (pop: 68,000) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SSW of Mostaganem (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) ESE of Oran (pop: 646,000) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) WSW of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.98.7 kmnorthern AlgeriaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake Northern Algeria 18 August 1994 01:13 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (22 quakes):
  • 02 Oct 1994 02:43 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    15.2 km (9.4 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Sep 1994 21:27 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Sep 1994 08:57 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Sep 1994 23:24 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Aug 1994 19:19 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 1994 14:06 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Aug 1994 18:39 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Aug 1994 06:27 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Aug 1994 09:16 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Aug 1994 06:03 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Aug 1994 13:44 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Aug 1994 12:54 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Aug 1994 07:58 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Aug 1994 11:37 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Aug 1994 17:01 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Aug 1994 09:37 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Northern Algeria on Thursday, 18 August 1994 at 01:13 (GMT)
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