Nov 18, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.8M,depth:10km) in Algeria at 11/18/2016 12:08:19 PM

Green Earthquake in Algeria


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.8M, Depth:10km
  • 18 Nov 2016 12:08:19 UTC
  • 894911 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.8 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: EMSC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 34.58, 6.31
  • Time (UTC): 18 Nov 2016 12:08:19
  • Time (ECT): 18 Nov 2016 13:08:19

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inAlgeria, Province of Biskra (population 429,009). The nearest places are Sidi Mohammed Moussa (16km), Zeribet el Oued (22km), El Aouch (23km), Aïne Naga (23km), Timermassine (31km), and 59 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Biskra (57km). There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 510000 people 29
50 km 100000 people 13
20 km 9900 people 7
10 km 1700 people 5



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