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:
— G.Zine (@GheZinou) August 8, 2020
The city of Mila in Northern Algeria was struck by an earthquake (with a magnitude of 4.9) which was followed by another earthquake that caused the collapse of a large number of houses & splits in the ground. May Allah protect them 🤲🏻💔 #Algeria #earthquake #mila pic.twitter.com/etG80vQIkZ
— North Africans United (@NABanter) August 7, 2020
#mila needs your help,All solidarity with our people of #Mila😪Oh God, protect them with your mercy🤲an earthquake of 4.9 And after that 4.5 degrees on the Richter scale, Algeria🇩🇿 is a seismic region, you have to take that into consideration when you want to build,why!😡#ميلة pic.twitter.com/5jAMOMYNfa
— With Nada-Rery (@Nada_Rery) August 7, 2020
— 𓂀 CANDY ♥ SRK 𓂀 (@Kemet2MkMert) August 7, 2020
Earthquake in algeria pic.twitter.com/xwlogPVbrY
— Meriem 🇩🇿 (@Meriamjohnoui95) August 7, 2020