Algeria’s province of Oran jolted by 5.1 magnitude earthquake, cracks recorded

ALGIERS- A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit, on Sunday at 8:17 p.m. local time (19:17 GMT), the province of Oran, the Centre for Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) said in a statement.

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ALGIERS- A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit, on Sunday at 8:17 p.m. local time (19:17 GMT), the province of Oran, the Centre for Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) said in a statement.

The earthquake was felt at 8:17 p.m. local time (19:17 GMT), while its epicenter was located 12 km north of Gdyel (wilaya of Oran), according to the same source.

The earthquake was followed by a 3.2-magnitude afterquake whose epicenter was located 20 km north of Gdyel.

Oran’s civil protection directorate said, in a statement, that teams immediately carried out a thorough reconnaissance operation and found cracks in some homes in the town of Arzew.

No casualties have been recorded so far….

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