Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 1.6 km northeast of Makouda, Boumerdes, Algeria, on Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 12:50 pm (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 1.6 km northeast of Makouda, Boumerdes, Algeria, on Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 12:50 pm (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 1 km depth

24 Jan 12:05 UTC: First to report: IGN after 14 minutes.
Date & time: 24 Jan 2021 11:50:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 24 Jan 2021 12:50 pm (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.7957°N / 4.075°E (Boumerdes, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NE of Makouda (pop: 34,500) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) W of Boudjima (Daïra de Makouda, Tizi Ouzou) (pop: 20,600) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) NNE of Tizi Ouzou (pop: 144,000) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) NE of Draa Ben Khedda (Tizi Ouzou) (pop: 37,400) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) ENE of Tadmaït (Draa Ben Khedda) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) W of Timizart (Tizi Ouzou) (pop: 41,200) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) N of Beni Douala (Tizi Ouzou) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) SE of Dellys (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) E of Boumerdas (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) E of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Light Rain 13.7°C (57 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 13 m/s (24 kts) from W
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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M 4.11 kmNE TIZI OUZOU.ARG, AlgeriaIGN

User reports for this quake (16)

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Dellys / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : Felt like car shaking, all people in next houses felt also. | One user found this interesting.
Working in tizi ouzou town center ( conservation d / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short : It had been as a explosion with one light lateral wave,very short.
100.7 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s
Jijel cirque, Algeria (150.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Non ressenti (reported through our app)
Jijel cirque, Algeria (150.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Non ressenti.
Tizi Ouzou, Tamda / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Dellys boumerdes / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating : So quick and strong shake many people felt it
Tizi-Ouzou ville / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Mila (200.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
179 km E of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
DRAA-BEN-KHEDDA, Tizi-Ouzou / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
Tizi Ouzou / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s
Makouda / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Tigzirt / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / very short
Azazga / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tizi ouzou / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s : Shaked everything and was scary
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