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Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - Aïn Defla, 40 km east of Orleansville, Departement du Chelif, Algeria, on Friday, Nov 26, 2021 at 2:03 pm (GMT +1) -

Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - Aïn Defla, 40 km east of Orleansville, Departement du Chelif, Algeria, on Friday, Nov 26, 2021 at 2:03 pm (GMT +1) Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - Aïn Defla, 40 km east of Orleansville, Departement du Chelif, Algeria, on Friday, Nov 26, 2021 at 2:03 pm (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Nov 13:15 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 12 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 26, 2021 13:03:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Nov 26, 2021 at 2:03 pm (GMT +1)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.05°N / 1.76°E (Aïn Defla, Algeria)
Antipode36.05°S / 178.24°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities21 km (13 mi) SSE of El Attaf (pop: 43,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) SSE of El Abadia (pop: 28,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) SE of Oued Fodda (Chlef) (pop: 44,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) SW of Ain Defla (pop: 52,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) NW of Theniet el Had (Tissemsilt) (pop: 27,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) WSW of Khemis Miliana (pop: 75,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) ESE of Ech Chettia (Chlef) (pop: 168,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) E of Oued Sly (Chlef) (pop: 30,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
141 km (88 mi) WSW of Algiers (Alger) (pop: 1,977,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
148 km (92 mi) WSW of Bab Ezzouar (Algiers) (pop: 275,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 7°C (45 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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3.60 kmAlgeria: SW AIN DEFLA.ARGIGN


Seismic station: ROA/UCM/GEOFON Station Cartagena, Spain (CART/WM network) | Distance from quake: 299 km / 186 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station ROA/UCM/GEOFON Station Cartagena, Spain: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Jijel (368.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Non ressenti à Jijel.  

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