Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Northern Algeria on Tuesday, 27 May 2003 at 17:11 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 8 km depth
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.939°N / 3.578°E (Algeria)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) NNE of Boumerdas (pop: 786,500) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) N of Thenia (pop: 16,200) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NNE of Boudouaou (pop: 45,200) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) W of Dellys (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) N of Beni Amrane (pop: 18,400) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) ENE of Aïn Taya (Dar El Beida) (pop: 21,800) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) NE of Reghaïa (pop: 55,000) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) ENE of Bordj el Kiffan (pop: 123,200) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) NE of Bab Ezzouar (pop: 275,600) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) ENE of Algiers (pop: 1,977,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||8 km||northern Algeria||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Northern Algeria 27 May 2003 17:11 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 29 May 2003 02:14 UTC| M 5.2 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 28 May 2003 06:58 UTC| M 5.0 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|28 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Details