Magnitude: 5.5M
Time: 08-01-2014 T04:11:04
Country: ALGERIA

ALGERIA:ALGIERS

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 30km below the ground in Algeria on 08-01-2014 T04:11:04, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 5.5 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 30km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 6. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing slight damage in specially designed structures; considerable damage in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Damage would be great in poorly built structures. People could expect the dall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 6 souls and destroying structures.
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Surface Geology

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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 15
focal_depth 30
total_deaths 6
intensity 6
total_deaths_description 1
year 2014
eq_mag_mw 5.5
id 10103
location_name ALGERIA:ALGIERS
deaths 6
eq_primary 5.5
time 08-01-2014 T04:11:04
latitude 36.841
injuries 420
total_injuries 420
total_injuries_description 3
longitude 3.301
country ALGERIA
deaths_description 1
injuries_description 3

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