Tremor in Tipaza: No casualty or property damage reported


ALGIERS-No casualty or property damage has been reported following the tremor that jolted the town of Sidi Ghilas, province of Tipaza, on Saturday morning, said the Civil Protection in a statement.

“So far, no human or material loss has been recorded following this tremor,” said the statement, adding that the Civil Protection units have carried out, for this purpose, “reconnaissance operations” through the different localities of the wilaya of Tipaza.

A telluric earthquake of magnitude 4.2 on the open Richter scale was recorded at 6:10 a.m. on Saturday in Sidi Ghilas. The epicenter of this shock, which was felt by the inhabitants of the bordering wilayas , was located 3 km northeast of Sidi Ghilas.


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