Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake Struck 17 km WSW of Jijel, Algeria on January 24, 2020 07:24:18

Last Updated: 2020-04-11 18:20:43

On January 24, 2020 07:24:18 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.9 on the richter scale hit 17 km WSW of Jijel, Algeria. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 5.601° and latitude 36.736°. According to documented reports 28 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on January 24, 2020 07:24:18 had a magnitude of 4.9 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 Bejaïa in Béjaïa, Algeria, located 46 kilometers or 28 miles ← W of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Barbacha (Béjaïa, Algeria) located 59 km (37 mi) ↙ SW and Amizour (Béjaïa, Algeria) located 63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 12 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
46 km (28 mi) ← W Bejaïa Béjaïa 🇩🇿 Algeria
59 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Barbacha Béjaïa 🇩🇿 Algeria
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Amizour Béjaïa 🇩🇿 Algeria
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW El Kseur Béjaïa 🇩🇿 Algeria
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW el hed Béjaïa 🇩🇿 Algeria
89 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Chemini Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
109 km (68 mi) ← W Azazga Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
114 km (71 mi) ← W Freha Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
115 km (71 mi) ← W Arhribs Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
117 km (72 mi) ↙ SW ’Aïn el Hammam Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
119 km (74 mi) ↙ SW Mekla Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
119 km (73 mi) ← W Timizart Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria

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.


Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.

Magnitude 4.9 Earthquake Struck 17 km WSW of Jijel, Algeria on January 24, 2020 07:24:18
Date and Time
2020-01-24 07:24:18 (UTC)
4.9 Magnitude (richter scle)
10.0 km
28 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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