M 5.1 in Algeria on 19 May 2013 09:07 UTC
EQ parameters

Event summary

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

Updated: this report is based on episode 1.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.1M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 36.84 , 5.16
Event Date: 19 May 2013 09:07 UTC
19 May 2013 10:07 Local
Exposed Population: 4190000 people within 100km
Source: EMSC
Inserted at: 19 May 2013 10:39 UTC


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  Earthquake GDACS score
EMSC 0.5 1
Scaled population (vector) n.a  
  C1 earthquake n.a  
  C2 earthquake n.a  
  Country Vulnerability n.a  
  INFORM_normalised n.a  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
124623 1 19 May 2013 09:07 4.9M, 12.7km N/A 4.6 million 00:17 NEIC
124624 1 19 May 2013 09:07 4.8M, 10km N/A 4.2 million 00:27 EMSC
124626 1 19 May 2013 09:07 5.1M, 10km N/A 4.2 million 01:31 EMSC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Algeria , Province of Bejaia (population 828,797) .

Radius Population
100 km 4.6 million people
75 km 2.6 million people
50 km 1.1 million people
20 km 150000 people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Country Region Province Population
Algeria Bejaia 820000 people
Algeria Jijel 750000 people
Algeria Setif 990000 people
Algeria Mila 510000 people
Algeria Bourdj Bou Arrer 2.3 million people
Algeria Tizi Ouzou 930000 people
Algeria Skikda 780000 people
Algeria Bouira 590000 people
Algeria Constantine 1 million people
Algeria M'Sila 710000 people
Algeria Batna 910000 people

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.


Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Bejaia BJA 6 Civ. Paved Yes 7800 20 km
Taher GJL 10 Civ. Paved Yes 7800 52 km


Name LOCODE Country Distance
Les Falaises Algeria 15 km
Bejaia DZBJA Algeria 19 km

More information

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