Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 23 km northeast of Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bordj Bou Arréridj, Algeria, on Friday, 18 August 2000 at 18:15 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 18 Aug 2000 18:15:06 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.196°N / 4.972°E (Bordj Bou Arréridj, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (8 mi) SE of Bordj Zemoura (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SW of Lafayette (Sétif) (pop: 38,600) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (15 mi) NE of Bordj Bou Arreridj (pop: 168,300) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) N of Râs el Oued (pop: 56,700) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) W of Aïn Arnat (Sétif) (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) N of Bordj Ghdir (Daïra de Bordj Ghedir) (pop: 34,100) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) ENE of El Achir (pop: 158,300) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SE of Akbou (Béjaïa) (pop: 66,700) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) ESE of Boumerdas (Boumerdes) (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) ESE of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.2||10 km||northern Algeria||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 20 Aug 2000 02:29 UTC| M 2.5 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 18 Aug 2000 20:14 UTC| M 2.3 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details