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20 people injured in earthquake in Algiers

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)
8/4/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Strong, 5.6 temblor rocked Algerian capital last week

A strong quake of 5.6 struck Algiers, the capital of Algeria, along with the nearby suburb of Bologhine last week early Friday morning. The quake reached 5.6 on the Richter scale according to the European Seismologist Center in Strasbourg. The epicenter was located about twenty kilometers north of Algiers, in the Mediterranean Sea. 

The national Research Center in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics, or RCAAG confirmed the intensity of the quake.

The national Research Center in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics, or RCAAG confirmed the intensity of the quake.

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By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
8/4/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: Earthquake, Algiers, Algeria, injuries


ALGIERS, ALGERIA (Catholic Online) - The national Research Center in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics, or RCAAG confirmed the intensity of the quake. The quake was strongly felt in the provinces of Tipaza, Blida, Boumerdes and Tizi Ouzou.

An aftershock of 4.6 was recorded through the center of Strasbourg less than a half an hour later, 33 miles north of Algiers. Thousands of people left their homes out of fear. Some cracks in several buildings were reported in Algiers and Boumerdes.

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The headcount was 20 people injured. according the local authorities. "Twelve people were injured in Algiers and eight others in the wilaya of Boumerdes due to panic caused by the quake," APS Lieutenant Colonel Farouk Achour said. He added that some were "seriously injured" after being thrown from the balconies of buildings or fell into the stairwells.

The medical staff was mobilized throughout the neighboring areas to deal with freshly injured people. Algiers, along with its suburbs suffered a similar experience in 2003 when the earth shook in the early morning hours. The quake occurred while many families were gathered at home for dinner. That quake left 536 dead and 4,800 injured.

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