Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake in northern Algeria.

The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake at a depth of 10 km, about 29 km to the south of Algeirs, slightly after 4.00 pm local time (slightly after 3.00 pm GMT) on Tuesday 16 December 2014. There are no reports of any damage or injuries associated with this event, though people have reported feeling it as far away as Algeirs.

 The approximate location of the 16 December 2014 Algerian Earthquake. Google Maps.

Algeria lies on the northernmost part of the African Plate, while Spain to the north is part of Eurasia. Africa is pushing into Europe from the south, which causes Earthquakes around the Mediterranean Basin. These are most common in southeast Europe, but those in northwest Africa, while less frequent, are often larger and more deadly.

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