Earthquake strikes off Algerian coast: Injuries, partial collapse of building recorded so far/ Updates

Bejaia: The civil protection services in the province of Bejaia announced that no casualties have been recorded so far as a result of the violent earthquake that struck the Algerian coasts.

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Earthquake strikes off Algerian coast: Injuries, partial collapse of building recorded/ Updates

Bejaia: The civil protection services in the province of Bejaia announced that no casualties have been recorded so far as a result of the violent earthquake that struck the Algerian coasts.

As such, the Directorate of Civil Protection reported some instances of panic as residents fled their homes.

They, also, said there was some damages, including cracks in the walls of residences as well as the partial collapse of an old unoccupied building.

Photographs shared on social media also appeared to show some damage, with interior walls fractured and images of crumbled walls.

To this end, the Civil Protection has assured the citizens there have been no reports yet of serious injuries or casualties.

According to the bulletin provided by the aforementioned services, 6 injuries have been registered.

* The evacuation of one person with light wounds in the province of Bejaia.

* Two buildings were reported to have cracked stairs, without injuries.

*A partial collapse was recorded on the balcony of a house on the fourth floor of a vacant building, without any injuries.

* With regard to the province of Jijel, the protection said that it had recorded 5 fractures and sprains as a result of severe panic.

* One person with a broken ankle in the legs was evacuated after jumping from the first floor.

* A woman suffering from high blood pressure was transported to hospital due to severe panic.

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the Algerian coast on Thursday, announced the Research Centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) in a statement.

The epicenter was about 28 km northeast of Bejaia. The tremor occurred at a depth of about 10 km (6miles) and likely produced strong-to-moderate shaking at the epicenter. Moderate-to-light shaking took place in northern parts of Algeria, including Algiers, Setif, Constantine, and Annaba.

To this end, the quake was felt this Thursday at 1:04 am (GMT + 1) in Algeria, Spain, Italy and Tunisia.

In addition to the province of Bejaïa, the earthquake was strongly felt in Jijel and Tizi-Ouzou, Algiers and also in Sétif. It was also felt by the eastern municipalities of the province of Skikda.

The incident has not prompted any tsunami advisories.

Nearby towns and cities: (According to volcanodiscovery.com/)
17 km (11 mi) NNE of Béjaïa
37 km (23 mi) NE of El-Kseur
37 km (23 mi) NE of Colmar
41 km (25 mi) NNE of Barbacha
44 km (27 mi) NE of el hed
74 km (46 mi) NE of Akbou
82 km (51 mi) NNW of Setif
99 km (61 mi) NNE of Bordj Bou Arreridj
151 km (94 mi) E of Boumerdas
185 km (115 mi) E of Algiers
355 km (220 mi) SSE of Mallorca Island

In the aftermath of the earthquake, seven aftershocks were recorded. Residents rushed to the streets, according to testimonies on social networks.

Here are the aftershoks:

01h14m: magnitude 4.1 located 28km North East of Cap Carbon w Bejaia

01h17m: magnitude 5.1 located 22km North East of Cap Carbon w Bejaia

1h28m: magnitude 3.0 located 24km North East of Cap Carbon w Bejaia

01h33m: magnitude 4.5 located 21km North East of Cap Carbon w Bejaia

01h36m: magnitude 3.1 located 25km North East of Cap Carbon w Bejaia

02h04m: magnitude 2.9 located 24km North East of Cap Carbon w Bejaia

02h08m: magnitude 3.7 located 26km North East of Cap Carbon w Bejaia

TO be Updated/

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