Zemmouri

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Zemmouri
زموري
Commune and town
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Zemmouri is located in Algeria
Zemmouri
Zemmouri
Coordinates: 36°47′N 3°36′E / 36.783°N 3.600°E / 36.783; 3.600
Country  Algeria
Province Boumerdès Province
Population (2008)
 • Total 26,408
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Zemmouri is a town and commune in Boumerdès Province, Algeria. According to the 1998 census it has a population of 21,012.[1]

The disastrous 2003 Boumerdès earthquake led to the discovery of a thrust fault; it was subsequently named after the town. The fault has since been incorporated into seismic hazard maps, which will serve as an important guideline for public safety.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statoids
  2. ^ Curtis L. Edwards, ed. (2004). Zemmouri, Algeria, Mw6.8 Earthquake of May 21, 2003. Reston, VA: ASCE, TCLEE. ISBN 9780784407462. 

Coordinates: 36°47′N 3°36′E / 36.783°N 3.600°E / 36.783; 3.600