Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Northern Algeria on Wednesday, 4 September 1996 at 04:14 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.984°N / 2.876°E (Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) NNW of Castiglione (Cheraga) (pop: 31,100) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) NNW of Cheraga (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) N of Zeralda (pop: 17,600) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNW of Birkhadem (pop: 71,700) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NW of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) N of Douéra (Draria) (pop: 26,900) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NW of Bordj el Kiffan (pop: 123,200) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NW of Bab Ezzouar (pop: 275,600) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NNW of Baraki (pop: 105,400) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) WNW of Boumerdas (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.5||10 km||northern Algeria||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Northern Algeria 4 September 1996 04:14 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 04 Sep 1996 23:18 UTC| M 3.4 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details