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Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 43 km northwest of Orleansville, Departement du Chelif, Algeria, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 2:37 am (GMT +1) -

Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 43 km northwest of Orleansville, Departement du Chelif, Algeria, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 2:37 am (GMT +1) Light mag. 3.5 earthquake - 43 km northwest of Orleansville, Departement du Chelif, Algeria, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 2:37 am (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 1 km depth

25 May 01:48 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 25, 2022 01:37:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, May 25, 2022 at 2:37 am (GMT +1)
Depth1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.49°N / 1.07°E (Algeria)
Antipode36.49°S / 178.93°W
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (9 mi) NW of Abou el Hassen (pop: 24,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) W of Sidi Akkacha (Tenes) (pop: 26,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) NNW of Ech Chettia (pop: 168,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) NNE of ’Aïn Merane (pop: 34,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) NW of Orleansville (pop: 178,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) NNW of Oued Sly (pop: 30,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
177 km (110 mi) ENE of Oran (pop: 646,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) W of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 20.9°C (70 F), humidity: 59%, wind: 10 m/s (20 kts) from SW
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 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.
3.51 kmAlgeria: NW CHLEF.ARGIGN


Seismic station: ROA/UCM/GEOFON Station Cartagena, Spain (CART/WM network) | Distance from quake: 221 km / 137 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Tenes, département de Chlef / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s

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