Magnitude 3.2 Earthquake Struck 8 km W of Oued el Alleug, Algeria on October 12, 2008 01:20:24

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:37:27

On October 12, 2008 01:20:24 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.2 on the richter scale hit 8 km W of Oued el Alleug, Algeria. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 0.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 2.691° and latitude 36.557°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on October 12, 2008 01:20:24 had a magnitude of 3.2 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 Oued el Alleug in Tipasa, Algeria, located 8 kilometers or 5 miles → E of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Mouzaïa (Tipasa, Algeria) located 10 km (6 mi) ↓ S and Chiffa (Blida, Algeria) located 11 km (7 mi) ↘ SE 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
8 km (5 mi) → E Oued el Alleug Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
10 km (6 mi) ↓ S Mouzaïa Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
11 km (7 mi) ↘ SE Chiffa Blida 🇩🇿 Algeria
11 km (7 mi) ↓ S El Affroun Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Hadjout Tipasa 🇩🇿 Algeria
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Médéa Médéa 🇩🇿 Algeria
53 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Khemis Miliana Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
72 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Aïn Defla Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Ksar el Boukhari Médéa 🇩🇿 Algeria
95 km (59 mi) ↙ SW El Abadia Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
96 km (60 mi) ↓ S Theniet el Had Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
98 km (61 mi) ↙ SW El Attaf Aïn Defla 🇩🇿 Algeria
111 km (69 mi) ↙ SW Oued Fodda Chlef 🇩🇿 Algeria
131 km (81 mi) ↓ S Tissemsilt Tissemsilt 🇩🇿 Algeria
136 km (84 mi) ↙ SW Lardjem Tissemsilt 🇩🇿 Algeria
150 km (93 mi) ↓ S Mehdia daira de meghila Tiaret 🇩🇿 Algeria
153 km (95 mi) ↓ S Ksar Chellala Tiaret 🇩🇿 Algeria
186 km (115 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 3.2 Earthquake Struck 8 km W of Oued el Alleug, Algeria on October 12, 2008 01:20:24
Date and Time
2008-10-12 01:20:24 (UTC)
3.2 Magnitude (richter scle)
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