Mag. 3.8 earthquake - 94 km west of Algiers, Wilaya d\'Alger, Algeria, on Saturday, 29 August 2020 at 05:10 (GMT) -

Mag. 3.8 earthquake  - 94 km west of Algiers, Wilaya d\'Alger, Algeria, on Saturday, 29 August 2020 at 05:10 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 21 km depth

29 Aug 05:12 UTC: First to report: IGN after 2 minutes.
Aug 29 05:50: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 21.0 km.
Date & time: 29 Aug 2020 05:10:15 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.4542°N / 2.0907°E (Tipaza, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) NNE of Aïn Defla (pop: 52,300) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NNW of Khemis Miliana (Aïn Defla) (pop: 75,900) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) WSW of Hadjout (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) WSW of Tipasa (Tipaza) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ENE of El Abadia (Aïn Defla) (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NE of El Attaf (Aïn Defla) (pop: 43,800) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) W of El Affroun (pop: 42,600) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) W of Mouzaïa (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) WSW of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) WSW of Boumerdas (Boumerdes) (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.821 kmNe Ain Defla.arg (Algeria)IGN
M 4.421 kmNorthern AlgeriaEMSC
M 3.610 km52 Km N of Aïn Defla, AlgeriaUSGS

User reports for this quake (37)

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Menaceur (795 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Slight shake for 3sec. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
  • Menaceur is not at 795km N of epicenter. It is around 70km.
  • Menaceur is not at 795km N of epicenter. It is around 70km.
Béni Tamou Blida (60.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 02 seconds duration
57.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
17 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
cherchel / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was awake and sitting in my bed, I saw the lamp post rocking from left to right, and the walls rumbling and I perceived a slight rocking. | 3 users found this interesting.
Cherchell / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was long | 2 users found this interesting.
Cherchell / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It wakes me up i was sleeping | One user found this interesting.
fouka, tipaza / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cherchell / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Messlmoun / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sidi ghiles / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Earthquake go brrrr
Gouraya / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
(Algeria, 946 km S of epicenter) : لم نشعر بها في العاصمة (reported through EMSC)
Mila (Algeria, 385 km E of epicenter) : ربي يستر احنا في ميلة والفنا تقريب كل يوم ربي يجيب الخير (reported through EMSC)
Meftah (Algeria, 110 km E of epicenter) : في مفتاح حسيت حجا خفيفة (reported through EMSC)
Bab Ezzouar (Algeria, 107 km E of epicenter) : Rien senti !!!!!!!?????? A alger (reported through EMSC)
Alger (Algeria, 99 km E of epicenter) : on a rien ressenti, Alger sud (reported through EMSC)
Birkhadem (Algeria, 95 km E of epicenter) : الهم سلم سلم (reported through EMSC)
Birkhadem (Algeria, 95 km E of epicenter) : Très légère secousse (reported through EMSC)
Saoula (Algeria, 93 km E of epicenter) : ربي يسترنا (reported through EMSC)
Douera (Algeria, 85 km E of epicenter) : هزة أرضية متوسطة ولم تدم طويلا (reported through EMSC)
Médéa (Algeria, 80 km SE of epicenter) : زالزال ضغيف و مدة قصيرة (reported through EMSC)
Blida (Algeria, 77 km E of epicenter) : Pas si for (reported through EMSC)
Tipasa (Algeria, 41 km E of epicenter) : Très léger ressantie ... (reported through EMSC)
Tipaza (Algeria, 41 km E of epicenter) : Kount raked mais jatni Eli fatna ghir mor ma khlaset (reported through EMSC)
تيبازة (Algeria, 41 km E of epicenter) : بواسماعيل حسينا بيها (reported through EMSC)
Tipaza (Algeria, 41 km E of epicenter) : على الساعة 06:11 قوية نوعا ما (reported through EMSC)
Aïn Defla (Algeria, 41 km S of epicenter) : شعرة بالهزة كانت قوية ولكن المدة قصيرة جدا (reported through EMSC)
Hadjout (Algeria, 40 km E of epicenter) : J'étais en train de dormir je crois que j'ai senti la seule cause (reported through EMSC)
Hadjout (Algeria, 40 km E of epicenter) : الله يستر راهم كثرو الزلازل (reported through EMSC)
Hadjout (Algeria, 40 km E of epicenter) : Epicentre à Sid ghiles dans la wilaya de tipaza (reported through EMSC)
Hadjout (Algeria, 40 km E of epicenter) : Bien ressenti a Menaceur 06.10 newdetni m r9ad , rebi yesterrna , saha 3wachirkom (reported through EMSC)
Hadjout (Algeria, 40 km E of epicenter) : كنت غارق في النوم لم احس بيها رغم المسافة القريبة نوع ما بين مدينة حجوط و مركز الهزة ان شاء الله سلامات (reported through EMSC)
Cherchell (Algeria, 18 km E of epicenter) : كنت راقد حسيتلها فطنت (reported through EMSC)
Cherchell (Algeria, 18 km E of epicenter) : Was asleep and it woke me up (reported through EMSC)
Gouraya (Algeria, 10 km SW of epicenter) : سترك يا الله (reported through EMSC)
Gouraya (Algeria, 10 km SW of epicenter) : سترك يا الله (reported through EMSC)
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