Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - Ain Defla, 7.8 km north of Medea, Algeria, on Wednesday, 30 Dec 2020 7:01 pm (GMT +1) -

Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - Ain Defla, 7.8 km north of Medea, Algeria, on Wednesday, 30 Dec 2020 7:01 pm (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 8 km depth

30 Dec 18:21 UTC: First to report: IGN after 19 minutes.
Date & time: 30 Dec 2020 18:01:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 30 Dec 2020 7:01 pm (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 3.2
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.3306°N / 2.7244°E (Ain Defla, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NNW of Medea (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) SSE of Mouzaïa (Tipaza) (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) SSW of Boû Arfa (Blida) (pop: 44,100) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SSE of El Affroun (Tipaza) (pop: 42,600) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SSW of Blida (pop: 182,400) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SSW of Beni Mered (Blida) (pop: 92,700) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NW of Berrouaghia (Medea) (pop: 80,600) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SW of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) E of Ain Defla (pop: 52,300) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SW of Boumerdas (Boumerdes) (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 10°C (50 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from W
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 tons of TNT) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.28 kmNW MEDEA.ARG, AlgeriaIGN

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Jijel cirque, Algeria (277.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Non ressenti. J'étais à la maison entrain de manger un sandwich. | One user found this interesting.  
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