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DHA-GENEVA 94/0296
ALGERIA - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
18 AUGUST 1994

1. ACCORDING TO UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR/DHA REPRESENTATIVE A POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE STRUCK WESTERN ALGERIA EARLY THIS MORNING. HE WILL PROVIDE FURTHER UPDATES ON SITUATION AND POSSIBLE RELIEF NEEDS.

2. PRELIMINARY FIGURES REPORTED BY ALGERIAN RADIO ON IMPACT ARE OVER 80 KILLED, OVER 250 INJURED AND HEAVY DAMAGE IN MASCARA REGION, 300 KM WEST OF ALGIERS.

3. THE GOVERNMENT HAS SO FAR NOT REQUESTED INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.