Nov 18, 2016

Green earthquake alert (5M,depth:10km) in Algeria at 11/18/2016 7:42:22 AM

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 5M, Depth:10km
  • 18 Nov 2016 07:42:22 UTC
  • 1360337 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Source: EMSC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 34.7, 6.29
  • Time (UTC): 18 Nov 2016 07:42:22
  • Time (ECT): 18 Nov 2016 08:42:22

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inAlgeria, Province of Biskra (population 429,009). The nearest places are Timermassine (18km), Aïne Naga (19km), Zeribet el Oued (20km), Sidi Mohammed Moussa (21km), Ouladj el Khodra (23km), and 73 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Biskra (51km). 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 590000 people 33
50 km 150000 people 19
20 km 12000 people 9
10 km 3700 people 11



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