Algeria: Earthquake - Mar 2006
On 20 March 2006, at approximately 20.44 local time, an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale shook eastern Algeria, particularly the Bejaia Wilaya. The epicentre was located a kilometre from the commune of Kherrata. The areas which registered the most damage were located in Laalam, in the Tameridjt commune, some 60 kilometres from the town of Bejaia. Four people were killed. IFRC, 25 Mar 2006
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Selon le CRAAG (Centre de Recherches en Astronomie, Astrophysique, et géophysique), l'épicentre du séisme est situé à un kilomètre de la commune de Kherrata. C'est à Laâlam, une localité de la commune de Tamrich située à 60 km de la ville de Béjaia que l'on déplore le plus de dégâts : au moins trente huit maisons effondrées !
An earthquake hit the north-east Algerian town of Laalam east of Algiers late on Monday, killing at least four people and injuring 67, local authorities in Bejaia district said, quoted by national radio.
Magnitude: 5.0 (Moderate)
Monday, March 20, 2006 at 19:44:24 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Monday, March 20, 2006 at 8:44:24 PM = local time at epicente
Location: 36.602=B0N, 5.387=B0E
Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region: NORTHERN ALGERIA
45 km (30 miles) N of Setif, Algeria
115 km (70 miles) WNW of Constantine, Algeria
135 km (85 miles) NNW of Batna, Algeria