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Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Hits Northern Algeria - USGS

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Earthquake in Algeria - Sputnik International
A preliminary magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck northern Algeria on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The epicenter was located 19 kilometers (12 miles) southwest of the city of Lakhdaria, and 56 kilometers southeast of the Algerian capital, Algiers, the USGS said. The center lies at a depth of 7.5 miles.

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No information on either people's injuries or damage was immediately available. No tsunami threat was reported.

The Mediterranean region, to which Algeria belongs, has been seismically active for decades, with a number of earthquakes having resulted in tsunamis.

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