Quake rocks eastern Algeria

Algiers – A quake measuring 4,2 on the open-ended Richter scale shook the Ain Smara region on Wednesday near Constantine, 430km east of Algiers, the Algerian centre for geophysical research said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

On March 21, four people were killed in the Laam area, 320km east of Algiers, in a quake registering 5,8 on the Richter scale which hit northeast Algeria. – Sapa-AFP

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