2010 Beni-Ilmane earthquakes

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2010 Algeria earthquake
2010 Beni-Ilmane earthquakes is located in Algeria
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2010 Beni-Ilmane earthquakes
Date 14 May 2010 (2010-05-14)
Origin time 12:29 UTC
Magnitude 5.3 Mw [1]
Depth 2 km (1 mi) [1]
Epicenter 35°54′N 4°07′E / 35.9°N 4.12°E / 35.9; 4.12Coordinates: 35°54′N 4°07′E / 35.9°N 4.12°E / 35.9; 4.12 [1]
Type Strike-slip [1]
Areas affected Algeria
Max. intensity VII (Damaging) [2]
Aftershocks 5.1 Mw May 16 at 06:52 [3]
5.2 Mw May 23 at 13:28 [4]
Casualties 2 dead, 43 injured [5]

The 2010 Beni-Ilmane earthquakes began 14 May at 12:29:22 UTC, when a M5.3 strike-slip earthquake occurred in Northern Algeria. With a maximum EMS-98 intensity of VII (Damaging), it was the first in a sequence of three shocks that affected the Bouïra Province over a ten-day period. Two people were killed, forty-three were injured, and some structural damage was reported.

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