Mag. 4.2 earthquake - Mouzaia, 13 km southwest of Blida (Itaborai), Blida, Algeria, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 8:00 pm (GMT +1) -

Mag. 4.2 earthquake  - Mouzaia, 13 km southwest of Blida (Itaborai), Blida, Algeria, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 8:00 pm (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Nov 19:30 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 30 minutes.
Update Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 19:36
Light tremor of magnitude 4.2 reported 49 km southwest of Algiers, Algeria
4.2 quake 26 Nov 8:00 pm (GMT +1)
4.2 quake 26 Nov 8:00 pm (GMT +1)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred 36 minutes ago 49 km southwest of Algiers, Algeria, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Mouzaïa in the evening on Thursday 26 November 2020 at 8.00 pm local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
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 Mouzaïa (pop. 33,000) located 5 km from the epicenter, Chiffa (pop. 23,200) 6 km away, El Affroun (pop. 42,600) 9 km away, Boû Arfa (pop. 44,100) 11 km away, Blida (pop. 182,400) 13 km away, Algiers (pop. 1,977,700) 49 km away, and Bab Ezzouar (pop. 275,600) 55 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Boumerdas (pop. 786,500) located 79 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 26 Nov 2020 19:00:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 8:00 pm (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.42°N / 2.7°E (Mouzaia, Blida, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) S of Mouzaïa (Tipaza) (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) SW of Chiffa (pop: 23,200) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (5 mi) SE of El Affroun (Tipaza) (pop: 42,600) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) WSW of Boû Arfa (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) WSW of Blida (pop: 182,400) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NNW of Medea (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SW of Beni Mered (pop: 92,700) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) WSW of Souma (pop: 40,700) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SW of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WSW of Boumerdas (Boumerdes) (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 15°C (59 F), humidity: 58%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.210 kmNORTHERN ALGERIAEMSC

User reports for this quake (5)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
36.5 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
349.4 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
391.2 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
7.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Medea / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Mag. 4.2 earthquake - Mouzaia, 13 km southwest of Blida (Itaborai), Blida, Algeria, on Thursday, 26 Nov 2020 8:00 pm (GMT +1)

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