Magnitude 4.8 Earthquake Struck 62 km NNW of Beni Saf, Algeria on July 11, 2017 03:18:19

Last Updated: 2017-10-06 23:56:13

On July 11, 2017 03:18:19 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.8 on the richter scale hit 62 km NNW of Beni Saf, Algeria. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -1.686Β° and latitude 35.809Β°. According to documented reports 10 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on July 11, 2017 03:18:19 had a magnitude of 4.8 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.

Disclaimer

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Magnitude 4.8 Earthquake Struck 62 km NNW of Beni Saf, Algeria on July 11, 2017 03:18:19
Date and Time
2017-07-11 03:18:19 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.8 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
Reports
10 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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