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    4.9 Magnitude Earthquake in Algeria Causes Panic and Damages Homes

    A 4.9 magnitude earthquake caused panic and damaged homes in Mila, Algeria at 10:15am on a Friday – August 7, 2020. This occurred in Mila province (located on the northeastern side of the country).

    The earthquake woke up many residents of nearby villages and towns, collapsing three houses, and damaging many others. The earthquake alarmed the residents who immediately headed to the streets.




    Fortunately, no casualties were reported according to authorities.

    The earthquake was followed by a 4.5 magnitude aftershock.

    Back in 2003, a 6.8 Magnitude earthquake shocked the Boumerdès province in Algeria where 2000+ people died and left 10,000+ injured.




    Below are images and video posts online about the earthquake: