Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Struck 11 km SW of El Affroun, Algeria on January 02, 2018 20:59:37

Last Updated: 2020-07-10 15:38:51

On January 02, 2018 20:59:37 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.7 on the richter scale hit 11 km SW of El Affroun, Algeria. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 8.26 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 2.547° and latitude 36.383°. According to documented reports 42 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on January 02, 2018 20:59:37 had a magnitude of 4.7 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 El Affroun in Tipasa, Algeria, located 11 kilometers or 7 miles ↑ N of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Mouzaïa (Tipasa, Algeria) located 15 km (9 mi) ↗ NE and Hadjout (Tipasa, Algeria) located 18 km (11 mi) ↖ NW 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
11 km (7 mi) ↑ N El Affroun Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
15 km (9 mi) ↗ NE Mouzaïa Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
18 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Hadjout Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
19 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Chiffa Blida 🇩🇿 Algeria
22 km (14 mi) → E Médéa Médéa 🇩🇿 Algeria
28 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Oued el Alleug Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
32 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Khemis Miliana Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
53 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Aïn Defla Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Ksar el Boukhari Médéa 🇩🇿 Algeria
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Theniet el Had Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW El Abadia Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
80 km (49 mi) ↙ SW El Attaf Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
93 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Oued Fodda Chlef 🇩🇿 Algeria
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Tissemsilt Tissemsilt 🇩🇿 Algeria
114 km (70 mi) ↙ SW Lardjem Tissemsilt 🇩🇿 Algeria
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Mehdia daira de meghila Tiaret 🇩🇿 Algeria
131 km (81 mi) ↓ S Ksar Chellala Tiaret 🇩🇿 Algeria
163 km (101 mi) ↓ S Sougueur Tiaret 🇩🇿 Algeria

Data Information

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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.


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Magnitude 4.7 Earthquake Struck 11 km SW of El Affroun, Algeria on January 02, 2018 20:59:37
Date and Time
2018-01-02 20:59:37 (UTC)
4.7 Magnitude (richter scle)
8.26 km
42 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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