Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 27 km west of Guelma, Algeria, on Sunday, 22 Nov 12.10 pm (GMT +1) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake  - 27 km west of Guelma, Algeria, on Sunday, 22 Nov 12.10 pm (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

22 Nov 11:14 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
22 Nov 11:26: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 10.0 km (from 3.1 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 16 km (10 mi) towards SSE.
Update Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 11:15
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.5 just reported 44 km northeast of Constantine, Algeria
4.5 quake NORTHERN ALGERIA 22 Nov 12.10 pm (GMT +1)
4.5 quake NORTHERN ALGERIA 22 Nov 12.10 pm (GMT +1)
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported only 5 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Sunday 22 November 2020 at 12.10 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in Azzaba (pop. 75,300) located 20 km from the epicenter, Skikda (pop. 162,700) 36 km away, Guelma (pop. 123,600) 37 km away, Héliopolis (pop. 40,100) 37 km away, Didouche Mourad (pop. 25,800) 38 km away, ’Aïn Abid (pop. 29,500) 39 km away, Constantine (pop. 450,100) 44 km away, and Annaba (pop. 206,600) 74 km away.
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Date & time: 22 Nov 2020 11:10:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 22 Nov 12.10 pm (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.44°N / 7.12°E (Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) N of Berrahab (pop: 1000)
27 km (17 mi) W of Guelma (pop: 123,600)
28 km (17 mi) NE of ’Aïn Abid (pop: 29,500)
33 km (21 mi) S of Azzaba (pop: 75,300)
43 km (27 mi) NE of El Khroub (pop: 83,700)
46 km (29 mi) E of Constantine (pop: 450,100)
327 km (203 mi) E of Boumerdas (pop: 786,500)
362 km (225 mi) E of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 10°C (50 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.410 kmNORTHERN ALGERIAEMSC

User reports for this quake (20)

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Beni Hamidene Constantine / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : was not strong like the previous one,,, but we felt it , it was a light shaking,,اللهم الطف بنا، لا حول و لا قوة الا بالله | 2 users found this interesting.
Jijel cirque, Algeria (128.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : A durer 3-5 secondes environ, j'étai allongé sur le lit. | One user found this interesting.
Annaba / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : All the house was shaking ... and I felt that it was taking so long but I estimate it as 10s for the first one then 4 sec for the second one
Constantine / not felt : I was walking | One user found this interesting.
Constantine / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : Tromblement de terre a Constantine Algérie , | One user found this interesting.
37.7 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
48.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
52.5 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : My chair moved and small vibrations on windows
35 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
14.1 km SSE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
43.4 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Skikda / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Constantine hama bouzian / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was scared cause I was alone
Annaba / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Algeria / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Constantine / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Ain Abid / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Cite boulebragheth rue el guammas constantine alg / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / 10-15 s
Constantine / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Skikda / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 27 km west of Guelma, Algeria, on Sunday, 22 Nov 12.10 pm (GMT +1)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 27 Oct 1985 19:34
    | 5.8 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    35 years ago
    |
    32km / 20mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 10 Nov 2000 20:10
    | 5.7 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    20 years ago
    |
    211km / 131mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 04 Sep 1963 05:06
    | 5.7 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    57 years ago
    |
    173km / 107mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 19 May 2013 09:07
    | 5.5 |
    unknown
    |
    8 years ago
    |
    164km / 102mi
    | SE BEJAIA.ARG
  • 20 Feb 1957 04:41
    | 5.5 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    64 years ago
    |
    155km / 97mi
    | Tunisia
  • 28 Nov 2012 23:15
    | 5.4 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    8 years ago
    |
    143km / 89mi
    | E BEJAIA.ARG
  • 22 Sep 1995 11:20
    | 5.4 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    25 years ago
    |
    161km / 100mi
    | Tunisia (Algeria)
  • 24 Nov 1973 15:22
    | 5.3 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    47 years ago
    |
    243km / 151mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 24 May 1959 13:19
    | 5.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    62 years ago
    |
    239km / 149mi
    | Northern Algeria
  • 20 Mar 2006 19:44
    | 5.2 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    15 years ago
    |
    161km / 100mi
    | Northern Algeria
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