Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Bouira, 10.7 km southwest of Melouza, Hammam Dalaa, Bordj Bou Arréridj, Algeria, on Friday, 14 May 2010 at 12:29 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Bouira, 10.7 km southwest of Melouza, Hammam Dalaa, Bordj Bou Arréridj, Algeria, on Friday, 14 May 2010 at 12:29 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 2 km depth

Date & time: 14 May 2010 12:29:22 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.9°N / 4.12°E (Bouira, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) SW of Melouza (Hammam Dalaa, Bordj Bou Arréridj) (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) E of Sidi Aïssa (M'Sila) (pop: 69,700) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) NE of Ain el Hadjel (M'Sila) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) SW of Mansourah (Mansoura, Bordj Bou Arréridj) (pop: 22,100) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) WNW of M'Sila (pop: 100,000) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SE of Sour el Ghozlane (pop: 50,200) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) WSW of El Achir (Bordj Bou Arréridj) (pop: 158,300) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SSE of Bouïra (pop: 52,500) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SSE of Boumerdas (Boumerdes) (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SE of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.32 kmnorthern AlgeriaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Bouira, 10.7 km southwest of Melouza, Hammam Dalaa, Bordj Bou Arréridj, Algeria, 14 May 2010 12:29 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 24 May 2010 21:00 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 May 2010 13:28 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2010 06:52 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 May 2010 03:51 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Bouira, 10.7 km southwest of Melouza, Hammam Dalaa, Bordj Bou Arréridj, Algeria, on Friday, 14 May 2010 at 12:29 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 21 May 2003 18:44
    | 6.8 |
    12km / 7.5mi
    |
    18 years ago
    |
    126km / 78mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 09 Sep 1954 01:04
    | 6.7 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    66 years ago
    |
    231km / 143mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 10 Oct 1980 15:39
    | 6.2 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    40 years ago
    |
    228km / 142mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 29 Oct 1989 19:09
    | 6.0 |
    5.7km / 3.5mi
    |
    31 years ago
    |
    179km / 111mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 27 May 2003 17:11
    | 5.8 |
    8km / 5mi
    |
    18 years ago
    |
    125km / 78mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 21 May 2003 18:51
    | 5.7 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    18 years ago
    |
    122km / 76mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 10 Nov 2000 20:10
    | 5.7 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    20 years ago
    |
    98km / 61mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 04 Sep 1963 05:06
    | 5.7 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    57 years ago
    |
    106km / 66mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 31 Oct 1988 10:12
    | 5.6 |
    12km / 7.5mi
    |
    32 years ago
    |
    136km / 85mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 30 Oct 1975 21:18
    | 5.4 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    31km / 19mi
    | Northern Algeria
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