Earthquakes in AlgeriaIn Algeria, there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.
Since 1950, more than 8,800 people died by the direct consequences of earthquakes. There were 6 earthquakes that also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lives, and cause additional damage.
› The most severe natural disasters worldwide
Back to overview: Algeria
Earthquakes in Algeria since 1950The strongest earthquake in Algeria happened on 10/10/1980 in the Northern region with a magnitude of 7.7 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 23 km resulted in 5000 deaths. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami, leading to further victims and destruction.
|05/28/2016||Medea (Mihoub)||38 km||5.4||0|
|07/17/2013||Hammam Melouane||56 km||4.8||0|
|05/14/2010||Northern (Beni Yellman)||22 km||5.2||2|
|01/10/2004||Northern (Algiers, Boumerdes)||14 km||4.4||0|
|05/27/2003||Algiers, Boumerdes, Reghaia||28 km||5.7||9|
|05/21/2003||Algiers, Boumerdes, Reghia, Thenia||20 km||6.8||2266|
|12/22/1999||Northern (Ain Temouchent)||56 km||5.6||24|
|10/29/1989||Algiers, Cherchell, Tipaza||12 km||5.7||30|
|10/31/1988||Blida, Medea-Algiers||58 km||5.6||0|
|01/26/1987||Mohammadia, Qued, Fodda, Tissemsilt||41 km||4.3||1|
|07/11/1975||Djebel Babor||46 km||4.3||1|
|02/25/1968||El Alen (Babord)||4.9||1|
|07/13/1967||Near Sig||20 km||5.0||10|
|09/09/1954||El Asnam||48 km||6.7||0|
|09/09/1954||El Asnam||42 km||6.0||0|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Data have been summarized and translated.