Sunday, 22 November 2015

Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake on the coast of Algeria.

The Centre Seismologique Euro-Méditeranéen  recorded a Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake at a depth of 10 km, on the coast of Algeria about 10 km to the west of Algeirs, slightly before 4.20 am local time (slightly before 3.20 am GMT) on Saturday 21 November 2015. There are no reports of any damage or injuries associated with this event, though people have reported feeling it locally

 The approximate location of the 21 November 2015 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.

Witness accounts of Earthquakes can help geologists to understand these events, and the structures that cause them. The international non-profit organization Earthquake Report is interested in hearing from people who may have felt this event; if you felt this quake then you can report it to Earthquake Report here.

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