List of earthquakes in Algeria

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Earthquakes in Algeria occur in the north part of the country, usually north of 35° N. latitude, and occasionally as submarine earthquakes in the Mediterranean Sea. On at least one occasion, this type of event has generated a destructive tsunami.

Earthquakes[edit]

Date Region Coords Mag. I Deaths Injuries Comments
2018-01-02 Blida 36°24′04″N 2°32′06″E / 36.401°N 2.535°E / 36.401; 2.535 5.0 Mb
2016-05-28 Bouïra 36°21′04″N 3°31′01″E / 36.351°N 3.517°E / 36.351; 3.517 5.4 Mw V 28 [1]
2014-08-01 Algiers 36°51′N 3°10′E / 36.85°N 3.16°E / 36.85; 3.16 5.6 Mw 6 420 NGDC
2010-05-14 Bouïra 35°54′N 4°07′E / 35.9°N 4.12°E / 35.9; 4.12 5.3 Mw VII 2 43 Sequence
2008-06-06 Oran 35°53′N 0°40′E / 35.88°N 0.66°E / 35.88; 0.66 5.5 Mw VI 1 Rockfall [2]
2008-01-09 Oran 35°37′N 0°34′E / 35.62°N 0.57°E / 35.62; 0.57 4.6 Mb 1 Several buildings damaged [3]
2006-03-20 Béjaïa 36°37′N 5°20′E / 36.62°N 5.33°E / 36.62; 5.33 5.2 Mw 4 9 [4]
2003-05-27 Boumerdès 36°56′N 3°35′E / 36.94°N 3.58°E / 36.94; 3.58 5.8 Mw 9 200 Tsunami [5]
2003-05-21 Boumerdès 36°55′N 3°43′E / 36.91°N 3.71°E / 36.91; 3.71 6.8 Mw X 2,266 10,261 Tsunami
1999-12-22 Aïn Témouchent 35°12′N 1°21′W / 35.2°N 1.35°W / 35.2; -1.35 5.6 Mw VII 22–24 175
1994-08-18 Mascara 35°31′N 0°07′E / 35.52°N 0.11°E / 35.52; 0.11 5.9 Mw 159 289 [6]
1989-10-29 36°45′N 2°26′E / 36.75°N 2.44°E / 36.75; 2.44 5.6 Ms Additional casualties and damage [7]
1989-10-29 Tipaza 36°46′N 2°23′E / 36.77°N 2.39°E / 36.77; 2.39 5.9 Mw VIII 22–35 184–700
1987-01-26 Mohammadia 35°58′N 1°22′E / 35.96°N 1.37°E / 35.96; 1.37 4.9 Mb 1 7 629 homes damaged [8]
1985-10-27 ConstantineSkikda 36°28′N 6°46′E / 36.46°N 6.76°E / 36.46; 6.76 5.8 Mw 6 [9]
1980-10-10 Chlef 36°12′N 1°22′E / 36.2°N 1.37°E / 36.2; 1.37 7.1 Mw X 2,633–5,000 8,369–9,000 Extreme damage / tsunami
1975-07-11 36°19′N 5°14′E / 36.32°N 5.24°E / 36.32; 5.24 4.3 Mb 1 18 Moderate damage NGDC
1968-02-25 36°05′N 5°04′W / 36.08°N 5.07°W / 36.08; -5.07 4.9 Ms VIII 1 4 Limited damage NGDC
1967-07-13 35°30′N 0°06′W / 35.5°N 0.1°W / 35.5; -0.1 5.0 Ms 10 15 Limited damage NGDC
1965-01-01 M'Sila 35°42′N 4°24′E / 35.7°N 4.4°E / 35.7; 4.4 5.5 Ms 4 350 Moderate damage NGDC
1960-02-21 36°00′N 4°06′E / 36°N 4.1°E / 36; 4.1 5.6 Ms 47 88 Moderate damage NGDC
1959-11-07 Boumedfaâ 36°23′N 2°33′E / 36.38°N 2.55°E / 36.38; 2.55 4.9 Ms VIII 2 300 million Francs [10]
1954-09-09 Chlef 36°16′N 1°35′E / 36.27°N 1.59°E / 36.27; 1.59 6.7 Mw XI 1,243–1,409 5,000 Severe damage / tsunami
1947-08-06 Annaba 37°N 8°E / 37°N 8°E / 37; 8 5.3 Ms IX 3 3 Moderate damage NGDC
1946-02-12 Hodna Mountains 35°45′N 5°00′E / 35.75°N 5°E / 35.75; 5 5.6 Ms IX 264 Severe damage NGDC
1910-06-24 36°N 4°E / 36°N 4°E / 36; 4 6.4 Ms XI 12 Limited damage NGDC
1891-01-15 Tipaza 36°30′N 1°48′E / 36.5°N 1.8°E / 36.5; 1.8 X 36 Moderate damage / tsunami NGDC
1887-11-29 Kalaa 35°35′N 0°20′E / 35.58°N 0.33°E / 35.58; 0.33 X 20 Severe damage NGDC
1885-12-03 M'Sila 36°06′N 4°36′E / 36.1°N 4.6°E / 36.1; 4.6 5.9 Mw IX 33 Severe damage NGDC
1869-11-16 Biskra 34°54′N 5°54′E / 34.9°N 5.9°E / 34.9; 5.9 X 40 Moderate damage NGDC
1867-01-02 El Affroun 36°24′N 2°42′E / 36.4°N 2.7°E / 36.4; 2.7 X 70 100 Moderate damage NGDC
1856-08-22 37°06′N 5°42′E / 37.1°N 5.7°E / 37.1; 5.7 IX 3 Tsunami
1825-03-02 Blida 36°12′N 2°48′E / 36.2°N 2.8°E / 36.2; 2.8 X 7,000 Extreme damage NGDC
1790-10-09 Oran 35°42′N 0°36′W / 35.7°N 0.6°W / 35.7; -0.6 X 3,000 Severe damage / tsunami NGDC
May 1716 Algiers 36°48′N 3°00′E / 36.8°N 3°E / 36.8; 3 20,000 Extreme damage NGDC

Note: The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand-alone articles. The principles described also apply to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.

References[edit]

  1. ^ AfricaNews. "5.3 magnitude earthquake injures 28 people in Algeria's Medea | Africanews". Africanews. Retrieved 2017-10-01.
  2. ^ USGS. "M5.5 - northern Algeria". United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ USGS. "M4.6 - northern Algeria". United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ USGS. "M5.2 - northern Algeria". United States Geological Survey.
  5. ^ USGS. "M5.8 - northern Algeria". United States Geological Survey.
  6. ^ USGS. "M5.9 - northern Algeria". United States Geological Survey.
  7. ^ USGS. "M5.6 - northern Algeria". United States Geological Survey.
  8. ^ USGS. "M4.9 - northern Algeria". United States Geological Survey.
  9. ^ USGS. "M5.8 - northern Algeria". United States Geological Survey.
  10. ^ Benouar, D. (1994), "The Bou Medfaa (Algeria) earthquake of 7 November 1959", Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, 12 (8): 451, doi:10.1016/0267-7261(93)90029-Q

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