Mag. 3.9 earthquake - 18 km southwest of Algiers, Wilaya d\'Alger, Algeria, on 10 Oct 4:52 pm (GMT +1) -

Mag. 3.9 earthquake  - 18 km southwest of Algiers, Wilaya d\'Alger, Algeria, on 10 Oct 4:52 pm (GMT +1)

Minor magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 14 km depth

10 Oct 16:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
Date & time: 10 Oct 2020 15:52:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 10 Oct 4:52 pm (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 3.9
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.59°N / 3°E (Blida, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NNW of Chebli (Bouinan) (pop: 19,900) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) N of Bouinan (pop: 30,300) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) ENE of Boufarik (pop: 59,700) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) WSW of Sidi Moussa (pop: 57,900) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) NW of Bougara (pop: 63,200) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) NE of Souma (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) SW of Baraki (Tipaza) (pop: 105,400) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) ENE of Beni Mered (pop: 92,700) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SSW of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) WSW of Boumerdas (Boumerdes) (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 24°C (75 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) More info
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M 3.914 km18 Km SSW of Algiers, AlgeriaEMSC

User reports for this quake (17)

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Beni mered blida / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Algeria / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
bouinan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Boufarik (Algeria, 8 km W of epicenter) : J'ai resentir (reported through EMSC)
Birkhadem (Algeria, 15 km N of epicenter) : Un léger mouvement horizontal sans bruit. (reported through EMSC)
Beni Mered (Algeria, 14 km SW of epicenter) : Ouled-Yaiche. Blida (reported through EMSC)
(Algeria, 14 km E of epicenter) : كنت قاعد في الكنابي حتا بدأ يتهزز بيا مي ماشي فور فور (reported through EMSC)
(Algeria, 11 km E of epicenter) : Un petit seisme vertical (reported through EMSC)
Blida (Algeria, 20 km SW of epicenter) : Ressentie (reported through EMSC)
Meftah (Algeria, 20 km E of epicenter) : مفتاح البليدةحسيت بدووووخة خفيفة (reported through EMSC)
Meftah (Algeria, 20 km E of epicenter) : مفتاح البليدةحسيت بدووووخة خفيفة (reported through EMSC)
Cheraga (Algeria, 20 km NW of epicenter) : Très faible (reported through EMSC)
Douera (Algeria, 10 km NW of epicenter) : Ressenti à Douera (reported through EMSC)
Bougara (Algeria, 9 km SE of epicenter) : J'ai bien ressenti a bougara un éclatement comme une bombe (reported through EMSC)
Sidi Moussa (Algeria, 8 km E of epicenter) : Légère secousse ressentie (reported through EMSC)
Boufarik (Algeria, 8 km W of epicenter) : Légère secousse, (reported through EMSC)
Bouinan (Algeria, 7 km S of epicenter) : هزة نوعا ما خفيفة (reported through EMSC)
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