Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Struck 9 km N of Oued Fodda, Algeria on October 16, 2017 02:09:33

Last Updated: 2022-08-07 20:25:56

On October 16, 2017 02:09:33 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.0 on the richter scale hit 9 km N of Oued Fodda, Algeria. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 1.524° and latitude 36.273°. According to documented reports 1 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on October 16, 2017 02:09:33 had a magnitude of 4.0 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.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Oued Fodda in Chlef, Algeria, located 9 kilometers or 6 miles ↘ SE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include El Abadia (Aïn Defla, Algeria) located 14 km (9 mi) → E and El Attaf (Aïn Defla, Algeria) located 14 km (8 mi) → E of the epicenter.

In total, we found 18 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
9 km (6 mi) ↘ SE Oued Fodda Chlef 🇩🇿 Algeria
14 km (9 mi) → E El Abadia Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
14 km (8 mi) → E El Attaf Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
39 km (24 mi) → E Aïn Defla Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Lardjem Tissemsilt 🇩🇿 Algeria
62 km (38 mi) → E Khemis Miliana Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
63 km (39 mi) → E Theniet el Had Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Tissemsilt Tissemsilt 🇩🇿 Algeria
83 km (52 mi) ↗ NE Hadjout Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
96 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Mehdia daira de meghila Tiaret 🇩🇿 Algeria
101 km (62 mi) ↗ NE El Affroun Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
106 km (66 mi) ↗ NE Mouzaïa Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
110 km (68 mi) ↗ NE Chiffa Blida 🇩🇿 Algeria
110 km (68 mi) → E Médéa Médéa 🇩🇿 Algeria
117 km (73 mi) ↗ NE Oued el Alleug Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
118 km (73 mi) → E Ksar el Boukhari Médéa 🇩🇿 Algeria
120 km (75 mi) ↓ S Sougueur Tiaret 🇩🇿 Algeria
138 km (85 mi) ↘ SE Ksar Chellala Tiaret 🇩🇿 Algeria

Data Information

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Data Sources

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Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Struck 9 km N of Oued Fodda, Algeria on October 16, 2017 02:09:33
Date and Time
2017-10-16 02:09:33 (UTC)
4.0 Magnitude (richter scle)
10.0 km
1 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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