A notable 5.7M earthquake has struck the Mediterranean Sea, along the shores of Algeria, in North Africa.
This area is not normally prone for large earthquake movement.
The shallow depth of the event most likely means people in the region felt the movement rather sharply. Luckily, the region is mostly desert, and along the sea.
M5.6 – 11km NNW of Bordj el Kiffan, Algeria 2014-08-01 04:11:16 UTC
- 2014-08-01 04:11:16 UTC
- 2014-08-01 05:11:16 UTC+01:00 at epicenter
- 2014-07-31 23:11:16 UTC-05:00 system time
36.851°N 3.161°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
- 11km (7mi) NNW of Bordj el Kiffan, Algeria
- 12km (7mi) WNW of Ain Taya, Algeria
- 13km (8mi) N of Bab Ezzouar, Algeria
- 15km (9mi) NE of Algiers, Algeria
- 15km (9mi) NNW of Dar el Beida, Algeria
Ironically, the ONLY VLF station for a thousand miles in either direction is at this spot… 9 miles SW of the earthquake epicenter.
Whats even MORE odd, is the fact that the only VLF stations in operation are Greece and Algeria.
Algeria is such a specific location, to have both an Earthquake AND to have it be the only spot operating VLF for a thousand miles…. should not be overlooked as “coincidence”.
Here is a list of the Stanford VLF stations (and their data) — Most are not functional. Usually there are only a few in operation at any given time.
Algeria’s VLF information says the page cannot be displayed :
Here is the nearest functioning VLF antenna broadcasting data: Crete , Greece:
Overall, I would say its very ironic that the only functioning VLF stations (Greece and Algeria) both reside near the earthquake epicenter.
Especially since Algeria is NOT showing on the chart, but showing as being active today!