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Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 45 km west of Mostaganem, Algeria, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 9:44 pm (GMT +1) -

Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 45 km west of Mostaganem, Algeria, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 9:44 pm (GMT +1) Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - Western Mediterranean, 45 km west of Mostaganem, Algeria, on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 9:44 pm (GMT +1)

Weak magnitude 2.4 earthquake at 0 km depth

21 May 20:52 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 8 minutes.
22 May 00:16: Now using data updates from IGN

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 21, 2022 20:44:24 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, May 21, 2022 at 9:44 pm (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.4
Depth0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.057°N / 0.3853°W (Western Mediterranean, Algeria)
Antipode36.057°S / 179.615°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceIGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities29 km (18 mi) NNW of Aïn el Bya (pop: 37,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) NNE of Bir el Djir (pop: 68,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) WNW of Mostaganem (pop: 130,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) NNE of Oran (pop: 646,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (29 mi) NNE of Sidi ech Chahmi (pop: 35,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) NE of ’Aïn el Turk (pop: 45,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) NNE of Es Senia (pop: 68,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
320 km (199 mi) WSW of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 108 joules (69.8 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.40 kmNear Oran, Oran, AlgeriaIGN
2.40 kmAlgeria: WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEAEMSC

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Arzew , Oran (23.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I just felt deep shaking  
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