Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 33 km south of Jijel, Algeria, on Monday, Dec 6, 2021 3:19 am (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 33 km south of Jijel, Algeria, on Monday, Dec 6, 2021 3:19 am (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

6 Dec 02:24 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
6 Dec 02:45: Now using data updates from EMSC
Update Mon, 6 Dec 2021, 02:54
Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.2 reported 33 km south of Jijel, Algeria
4.2 quake 33 km south of Jijel, Algeria, Dec 6, 2021 3:19 am (GMT +1)
4.2 quake 33 km south of Jijel, Algeria, Dec 6, 2021 3:19 am (GMT +1)
A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported early morning near Jijel, Algeria.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Monday, December 6th, 2021, at 3:19 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from Spain's Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Rouached (pop. 40,300) located 21 km from the epicenter, BABOR - VILLE (pop. 33,000) 26 km away, Jijel (pop. 148,000) 33 km away, and Sidi Mérouane (pop. 25,100) 39 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include El Eulma (pop. 128,400) located 44 km from the epicenter, Chateaudun (pop. 71,700) 51 km away, Telerghma (pop. 51,700) 66 km away, Hamma Bouziane (pop. 63,000) 70 km away, and Constantine (pop. 450,100) 73 km away.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Dec 6, 2021 02:19:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, Dec 6, 2021 3:19 am (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.53°N / 5.83°E (Jijel, Algeria)
Antipode: 36.53°S / 174.17°W
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) WNW of Rouached (Mila) (pop: 40,300) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) E of BABOR - VILLE (Babor, Sétif) (pop: 33,000) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) S of Jijel (pop: 148,000) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) W of Sidi Mérouane (Sidi Merouane, Mila) (pop: 25,100) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) NNE of El Eulma (Sétif) (pop: 128,400) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NW of Chateaudun (Mila) (pop: 71,700) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NW of Telerghma (Mila) (pop: 51,700) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) W of Hamma Bouziane (Constantine) (pop: 63,000) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) WNW of Constantine (pop: 450,100) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) E of Algiers (Alger) (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 7.4°C (45 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NW
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) | about seismic energy
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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.
4.210 kmNear Bejaia, Bejaïa, AlgeriaEMSC
4.210 kmAlgeria: NE SETIF.ARGIGN
4.210 kmNorthern AlgeriaRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (21)

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Ain el kebira (33.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The bed moved | 3 users found this interesting.  
Béjaia (71.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Un tremblement de terre à secouer m'a chambre est ma réveiller de mon sommeil , d'une légère intensité. M | One user found this interesting.  
bejaia / not felt / complex motion difficult to describe / very short : une secousse de quelques secondes | 2 users found this interesting.  
Bejaia Algeria (73.1 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Normale way, used to not panicked | One user found this interesting.  
Bejaia / not felt : secousse légère | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Kherrata / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) : The earth quaking | One user found this interesting.  
Jijel cirque (33.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Non ressenti à Jijel cirque. Je dormais.  
near Bejaia (53.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Bejaia (74.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 1-2 s
Sétif (51.9 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Bejaïa (49 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Setif (52 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Bejaia (51 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
near Barbacha, Béjaïa (52.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Bejaia (73.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
In bed / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Brise de mer Bejaia / not felt
Aokas / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Bejaïa / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short
Kherrata / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Béjaïa / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
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