Earthquake in Oran: President Tebboune wishes peace, safety to Oran, its inhabitants


ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune wished peace and safety to Oran and its residents following the earthquake that hit Gdyel, province of Oran, Sunday evening.

President of the Republic published on his official Twitter account: “May Allah surround Oran and its inhabitants with peace and security, and protect them from all harm following this earthquake”.

“Thank you for having honoured Algeria and for the generous hospitality to its guests”, added President of the Republic.

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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