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 8800 people died by direct consequences of earthquakes. 6 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.
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Earthquakes in Algeria since 1950The strongest earthquake in Algeria happened on 10/10/1980 in the region Northern 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 with further victims and destructions.
|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. Several data have been summarized and translated.