View Full Version : Two dead, dozens injured after 5.1-magnitude earthquake rocks northern Algeria

May 14th, 2010, 04:21 PM
link: http://wireupdate.com/wires/4209/two-dead-dozens-injured-after-moderate-earthquake-rocks-northern-algeria/

ALGIERS (BNO NEWS) — At least two people were killed and more than 40 others were injured after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck northern Algeria on Friday, state-run media reported.

USGS - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2010wga1.php


May 14th, 2010, 04:38 PM
2 killed and 43 hurt after earthquake strikes Algeria - Reuters

May 14th, 2010, 04:40 PM
Updated - Two dead, dozens injured after moderate earthquake rocks northern Algeria - http://wireupdate.com/wires/4210/two-dead-dozens-injured-after-moderate-earthquake-rocks-northern-algeria-2/

ALGIERS (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake shook northern Algeria on Friday afternoon, seismologists said, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more.

The 5.2-magnitude earthquake at 1.29 p.m. local time (12.29 GMT) was centered about 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) north of Melouza, or 70 kilometers (45 miles) west-southwest of Bordj Bou Arreridj, the capital city of Bordj Bou Arréridj Province. It struck about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the country's seismological agency.

State media reported that at least two people had been killed as a result of the tremor, including an elderly man. The elderly man was killed during panic that was caused by the collapse of a wall at a mosque.

At least 43 others were hospitalized, but half of them had left the hospital several hours after the earthquake.

May 14th, 2010, 05:31 PM
I saw the quakes on the USGS map, but to my shame, I had stopped thinking of tremblors in the 5 range as serious. In most of the world a 5 is serious because of the poor living conditions of these countries. I have gotten so used to watching for the big one, that I lost sight of that.:tsk:tsk:candle :praying for them.

May 14th, 2010, 05:34 PM
I agree Cali, my first thought was 5.1 hardly seems like more than a rattle. :pray for this people.

May 14th, 2010, 06:43 PM
:pray for the people of Algeria...