Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 5.3 km southeast of Mansourah, Bordj Bou Arréridj, Algeria, on Sunday, 24 May 1959 at 13:19 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 24 May 1959 13:19:35 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.057°N / 4.497°E (Bordj Bou Arréridj, Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SE of Mansourah (Mansoura) (pop: 22,100) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) W of El Achir (pop: 158,300) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) W of Bordj Bou Arreridj (pop: 168,300) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) ENE of Melouza (Hammam Dalaa) (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) WNW of Bordj Ghdir (Daïra de Bordj Ghedir) (pop: 34,100) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SW of Bordj Zemoura (pop: 19,800) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) S of Akbou (Béjaïa) (pop: 66,700) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) WNW of Râs el Oued (pop: 56,700) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SE of Boumerdas (Boumerdes) (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) ESE of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> 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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