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Algeria earthquake injures 4

Moderate earthquake in Algeria's Bejaia region has injured at least four people, Xinhua reported.

USGS has recorded magnitude 4.9 shallow earthquake in Algeria with epicenter located 17 km E of Bejaia. It was 7.9 miles deep.

According to the Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics Research Center, the earthquake in Algeria today had the epicenter in the sea.

Tremor caused cracks in walls in Bejaia and nearby Aokas area. Earthquake also caused panic in Setif, Bordj Bou Arreridj and Tizi Ouzou.

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The 2003 Boumerdès earthquake (also northern Algeria earthquake) claimed lives of about 2,266 people. Northern Algeria is situated at the boundary between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate

09:07 UTC (local time 2013-05-19 10:07 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
17 km E of Bejaia, Algeria
34 km NE of Barbacha, Algeria
35 km ENE of Amizour, Algeria
36 km NW of BABOR - VILLE, Algeria
199 km E of Algiers, Algeria

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 19, 2013

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