Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Struck 6 km ESE of Hadjout, Algeria on January 08, 2018 16:20:11

Last Updated: 2022-08-07 22:53:15

On January 08, 2018 16:20:11 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.5 on the richter scale hit 6 km ESE of Hadjout, Algeria. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 2.488° and latitude 36.496°. According to documented reports 6 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on January 08, 2018 16:20:11 had a magnitude of 4.5 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 Hadjout in Tipasa, Algeria, located 6 kilometers or 4 miles ← W of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include El Affroun (Tipasa, Algeria) located 12 km (7 mi) → E and Mouzaïa (Tipasa, Algeria) located 18 km (11 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
6 km (4 mi) ← W Hadjout Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
12 km (7 mi) → E El Affroun Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
18 km (11 mi) → E Mouzaïa Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
22 km (14 mi) → E Chiffa Blida 🇩🇿 Algeria
27 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Oued el Alleug Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
35 km (22 mi) ↓ S Khemis Miliana Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
35 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Médéa Médéa 🇩🇿 Algeria
53 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Aïn Defla Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Ksar el Boukhari Médéa 🇩🇿 Algeria
76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW El Abadia Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW El Attaf Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S Theniet el Had Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
92 km (57 mi) ↙ SW Oued Fodda Chlef 🇩🇿 Algeria
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Tissemsilt Tissemsilt 🇩🇿 Algeria
118 km (73 mi) ↙ SW Lardjem Tissemsilt 🇩🇿 Algeria
135 km (84 mi) ↓ S Mehdia daira de meghila Tiaret 🇩🇿 Algeria
143 km (89 mi) ↓ S Ksar Chellala Tiaret 🇩🇿 Algeria
170 km (106 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 4.5 Earthquake Struck 6 km ESE of Hadjout, Algeria on January 08, 2018 16:20:11
Date and Time
2018-01-08 16:20:11 (UTC)
4.5 Magnitude (richter scle)
10.0 km
6 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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