Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 15 km northwest of Île Mansouria Island, Algeria, on Sun, 26 May 2013 17:00 (Africa/Algiers)

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 15 km northwest of Île Mansouria Island, Algeria, on Sun, 26 May 2013 17:00 (Africa/Algiers)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 0 km depth

26 May 17:01 UTC: First to report: IGN after 1 hour and 1 minutes.
Date & time: 26 May 2013 16:00:55 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sun, 26 May 2013 17:00 (Africa/Algiers)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.7799°N / 5.3682°E (Western Mediterranean, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (16 mi) E of Bejaia (pop: 164,100) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NNW of BABOR - VILLE (Babor) (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NE of Barbacha (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) ENE of Colmar (pop: 25,800) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ENE of El-Kseur (pop: 26,100) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) NNW of El Eulma (pop: 128,400) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) WNW of Mila (pop: 68,800) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) NE of Bordj Bou Arreridj (pop: 168,300) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) E of Boumerdas (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) E of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.910 kmNORTHERN ALGERIAEMSC
5.015 km15km ESE of Bejaia, AlgeriaUSGS
5.08 kmNorthern AlgeriaGFZ
5.0kmMEDITERRIGN

User reports for this quake (9)

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tazmalt / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bejaia (Algeria, 12 km W of epicenter) : c'etait trés fort (reported through EMSC)  
Oued Ghir (Algeria, 18 km W of epicenter) : ça c'est commencé comme un balancement faible après on a entendu comme un coup de maçon après de balancement plutôt faibles (reported through EMSC)  
Bejaia (Algeria, 12 km W of epicenter) : Panique général, tout le monde a accouru dehors! Un cadre et de la vaisselles cassés à la maison! Onze blessés très légères d'après la radio. Peu ou aucun dégât matériels sous réserve: ancienne ville de Bejaia et la commune de Aokas. On écoute la radio local Soummam pour plus d'informations et témoignages en direct d’intervenants de différents quartier ou commune de la wialaya. (reported through EMSC)  
El Milia (Algeria, 96 km E of epicenter) : de vagues vibrations à peine perceptibles 5-6s (reported through EMSC)  
Jijel (Algeria, 52 km E of epicenter) : Ceci est la troisième fois que je ressent un séisme, ce sont des répliques assez proches dans le temps soit le 19, 21 et 23 Mai 2013. Je me demande si cela ne cacherais pas un éventuel séisme plus dangereux en Algérie.surtout que celui d'aujourd'hui a un épicentre à une dizaine de kilomètres de Béjaia, et donc de Jijel.l'épicentre est presque le meme. (reported through EMSC)  
Aokas (Algeria, 10 km SE of epicenter) : ANGOISSE (reported through EMSC)  
El Harrach (Algeria, 183 km W of epicenter) : le lustre a bougé (reported through EMSC)  
Lakhdaria (Algeria, 150 km W of epicenter) : it's been trembling for about 6sec (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 13 Jun 2013 22:26 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 04 Jun 2013 02:07 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 27 May 2013 17:04 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 27 May 2013 12:45 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details
  • 26 May 2013 20:14 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | IGN | Details

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