Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Struck 24 km WNW of Dellys, Algeria on November 20, 2022 11:48:10

Last Updated: 2023-01-30 06:00:23

On November 20, 2022 11:48:10 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.1 on the richter scale hit 24 km WNW of Dellys, Algeria. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 3.682° and latitude 37.030°. 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 November 20, 2022 11:48:10 had a magnitude of 4.1 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 Dellys in Boumerdès, Algeria, located 24 kilometers or 14 miles → E of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Boumerdas (Boumerdès, Algeria) located 34 km (21 mi) ↓ S and Naciria (Boumerdès, Algeria) located 34 km (21 mi) ↘ SE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 40 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
24 km (14 mi) → E Dellys Boumerdès 🇩🇿 Algeria
34 km (21 mi) ↓ S Boumerdas Boumerdès 🇩🇿 Algeria
34 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Naciria Boumerdès 🇩🇿 Algeria
35 km (22 mi) ↓ S Thenia Boumerdès 🇩🇿 Algeria
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Tadmaït Boumerdès 🇩🇿 Algeria
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Beni Amrane Boumerdès 🇩🇿 Algeria
41 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Draa Ben Khedda Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Boudouaou Boumerdès 🇩🇿 Algeria
43 km (26 mi) → E Makouda Boumerdès 🇩🇿 Algeria
43 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Chabet el Ameur Boumerdès 🇩🇿 Algeria
43 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Aïn Taya Algiers 🇩🇿 Algeria
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Reghaïa Boumerdès 🇩🇿 Algeria
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Tizi Ouzou Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Ouled Moussa Boumerdès 🇩🇿 Algeria
48 km (30 mi) → E Boudjima Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
48 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Rouiba Algiers 🇩🇿 Algeria
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Tirmitine Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Tizi Gheniff Boumerdès 🇩🇿 Algeria
51 km (32 mi) ↓ S Arbatache Boumerdès 🇩🇿 Algeria
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Khemis el Khechna Boumerdès 🇩🇿 Algeria
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Lakhdaria Bouïra 🇩🇿 Algeria
53 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Bordj el Kiffan Algiers 🇩🇿 Algeria
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Dar el Beïda Algiers 🇩🇿 Algeria
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Bab Ezzouar Algiers 🇩🇿 Algeria
57 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Beni Douala Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
60 km (37 mi) → E Tizi Rached Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Meftah Blida 🇩🇿 Algeria
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Algiers Algiers 🇩🇿 Algeria
63 km (39 mi) → E L’Arbaa Naït Irathen Tizi Ouzou 🇩🇿 Algeria
65 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Baraki Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Birkhadem Algiers 🇩🇿 Algeria
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Saoula Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Larbaâ Blida 🇩🇿 Algeria
70 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Cheraga Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
70 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Sidi Moussa Blida 🇩🇿 Algeria
72 km (44 mi) ↙ SW ’Aïn Benian Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Douera Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Chebli Blida 🇩🇿 Algeria
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Zeralda Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
85 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Boufarik Blida 🇩🇿 Algeria

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 5 utility-scale power plants in the vecinity of the earthquakes epicenter. Ranging form closest to furtherst, one of these is a neaclear power plant.

Distance Direction Power Plant Type Capacity
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Ras Djinet Gas 672.0 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Hamma 2 Gas 418.0 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Arbaa Gas 560.0 MW
83 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Boufarik 1 Gas 100.0 MW
86 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Boufarik 2 Gas 450.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 1 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.1 earthquake that struck 24 km WNW of Dellys, Algeria on November 20, 2022 11:48:10. These types were Gas power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.

Gas Power

Gas power plants can pose significant risks to people and the environment in their vicinity during earthquakes.

Gas Leaks and Fires

Gas power plants rely on natural gas, which can leak from pipelines and equipment when damaged by seismic activity. These leaks can lead to fires and explosions, endangering people in the plant's vicinity.

Impact on Air Quality

Gas power plants emit pollutants, and fires caused by gas leaks during an earthquake can release harmful substances into the air. This can pose health risks to nearby residents.

Environmental Impact

Gas leaks can also harm the local environment, potentially contaminating soil and water sources.

To mitigate these risks, most modern gas power plants have robust safety measures in place, including gas leak detection systems, emergency response plans, and communication protocols to alert nearby communities in case of an incident. Additionally, local authorities should conduct risk assessments and ensure that emergency services are well-prepared to respond to potential hazards posed by gas power plants during earthquakes.

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

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 4.1 Earthquake Struck 24 km WNW of Dellys, Algeria on November 20, 2022 11:48:10
Date and Time
2022-11-20 11:48:10 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.1 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
Reports
1 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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