Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Struck 13 km NE of Bejaïa, Algeria on March 19, 2022 09:59:30

Last Updated: 2022-05-28 18:35:18

On March 19, 2022 09:59:30 an earthquake with magnitude of 5.2 on the richter scale hit 13 km NE of Bejaïa, Algeria. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 5.187° and latitude 36.847°. According to documented reports 17 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on March 19, 2022 09:59:30 had a magnitude of 5.2 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 13 kilometers or 8 miles ↓ S of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Amizour (Béjaïa, Algeria) located 34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW and El Kseur (Béjaïa, Algeria) located 34 km (21 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
13 km (8 mi) ↓ S Bejaïa Béjaïa 🇩🇿 Algeria
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Amizour Béjaïa 🇩🇿 Algeria
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW El Kseur Béjaïa 🇩🇿 Algeria
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Barbacha Béjaïa 🇩🇿 Algeria
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW el hed Béjaïa 🇩🇿 Algeria
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Chemini Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Azazga Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Arhribs Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Freha Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
82 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Timizart Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
84 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Mekla Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
84 km (52 mi) ↙ SW ’Aïn el Hammam 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.

Disclaimer

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Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Struck 13 km NE of Bejaïa, Algeria on March 19, 2022 09:59:30
Date and Time
2022-03-19 09:59:30 (UTC)
Magnitude
5.2 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
Reports
17 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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