Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 19 km east of Sidi Akkacha, Tenes, Chlef, Algeria, on Sunday, 8 May 1955 at 21:39 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.469°N / 1.52°E (Chlef, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) E of Sidi Akkacha (Tenes) (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NW of El Abadia (Aïn Defla) (pop: 28,700) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) ENE of Abou el Hassan (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) NNW of El Attaf (Aïn Defla) (pop: 43,800) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) N of Oued Fodda (pop: 44,500) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) NNE of ash-Shalif (pop: 178,600) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NE of Ech Chettia (pop: 168,000) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WNW of Aïn Defla (pop: 52,300) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) WSW of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (110 mi) W of Boumerdas (Boumerdes) (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||15 km||northern Algeria||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake 19 km east of Sidi Akkacha, Tenes, Chlef, Algeria, 8 May 1955 21:39 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 05 Jun 1955 14:56 UTC| M 5.6 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|25 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details