Algeria: Earthquake - Dec 1999
On 22 December 1999 at 18:37 hours local time, an earthquake hit northwest Algeria. The earthquake measured between 5.2-5.5 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was situated at latitude 35.17 degrees north and longitude 1.22 degrees west, in the mountains of Tessala. As of 23 December, 22 people were confirmed dead. OCHA, 23 Dec 1999 Approxamitly 3,000 houses were destroyed and 5,000 families (about 25,000 persons) were affected. OCHA, 28 Dec 1999
Most read reports
- Reuters: At Least 28 Dead in Algerian Quake-Radio. 23 Dec 1999
- World Bank: World Bank Approves Loans to Algeria for Emergency Earthquake Recovery, Telecommunications and Postal Sector Reform, and Privatization Assistance. 28 Jun 2000
- OCHA: Algeria - Earthquake OCHA Situation Report No. 2. 28 Dec 1999
- OCHA: Algeria - Earthquake OCHA Situation Report No. 1. 23 Dec 1999
- Xinhua: Gulf Program Aids to Victims in Algeria, Venezuela. 25 Dec 1999
News Release No: 2000/453/MNA
ORAN, Algeria (PANA) - Two Moroccan planes landed at Oran's Es Senia international airport Monday night with an assortment of products for people affected by last week's earthquake in Ain Temouchent area of western Algeria.
OCHA/GVA - 99/0264
Algeria - Earthquake
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
KUWAIT CITY (Dec. 27) XINHUA - Saudi Arabia on Monday sent the first batch of relief supplies to Algeria to help victims of a strong earthquake that shook northwest Algeria last week.
KUWAIT CITY (Dec. 25) XINHUA - The Arab Gulf Program for Support of United Nations Organizations has donated 150,000 U.S. dollars to the victims of an earthquake in Algeria and floods in Venezuela.
Saudi Prince Talal Ibn Abdul-Aziz, chairman of the Riyadh-based program, said that 100,000 dollars were allocated for flood-hit areas in Venezuela and the rest 50,000 dollars would go to quake- stricken Algeria.
Talal said the allocation was part of the program's humanitarian aid to U.N.
By Abdelmalek Touati
ALGIERS (Reuters) - The official death toll in a strong earthquake that rocked western Algeria rose to 28 people on Thursday as rescue workers sifted through the rubble of several collapsed historic buildings.
A statement carried by state-run radio said at least 181 people were injured after the quake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale shook several western provinces of the North African country at 6:37 p.m.
OCHA/GVA - 99/0261
Algeria - Earthquake
OCHA Situation Report No. 1