Earthquake Algeria - Seisme au Nord d'Algerie - 24 injured/ blessées - Damage / Dégats on houses /maisons

Update July 18 07:42 UTC : The number of (slightly) injured persons has further increased to 24

Important update 19:32 UTC : Le Temps d'Algérie wrote this evening :
The earthquake that hit Magtaa Lazreg and Hammam Melouane (30 km east of Blida), generated besides massive panic and a few minor injuries  significant damage. "90% of the houses in Megtaâ Lazreg, El Bordj and Hammam Melouane are affected. Main reason : most of these houses, relatively precarious constructions,  have been build before 1957.
A lot of these houses are now uninhabitable as a serious aftershock may be the trigger for a total collapse. Authorities are providing shelter and are planning to provide repair aid.

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Update 16:09 UTC  : The number of injured has increased to 19 following a report from the Civil Defense or Protection Civile.

Update 09:57 UTC  : Radio Algérienne is mentioning a report from the Protection Civile (Civil Defense) that 11 people are now recorded as treated for slight injuries. Also slight damage at an number of houses like cracks in the walls.

Update 08:37 UTC  : we are continuously searching for more news but so far only what we have reported below.

Update 06:34 UTC : According to national radio, the earthquake has so far injured seven, four in Algiers and 3 in Blida. The earthquake also caused cracks in several houses, according to the same source added that the inhabitants of Hammam Melouane (epicenter) complain about the lack of emergency services on the site. The radio reported the presence of the army and the gendarmerie in Hammam Melouane.

Update 05:20 UTC : Earthquake-report.com considers this earthquake as an ongoing reports and will add more updates as time is passing by.

Update 05:18 UTC  : CRAAG reported that the epicenter was located at 4 km from Hammam Melouane. Civil Defence groups are currently assessing the situation. So far we have 3 injuries hurt by falling objects and 2 threated for secondary shock reasons. Algeria has always been an active earthquake area as a major fault runs along the coast.

Update 04:38 UTC  : We think that more information will be available in a couple of hours, but we are almost sure that damage will be generated. So far NO news about it.

Update 03:42 UTC  : This is a VERY populated area and houses in Algeria have almost no resistance against earthquakes. Weaker earthquakes have been generating damage a few weeks ago.

Moderate to strong earthquake in Northern Algeria. Epicenter close to Chebli.
This was an early wake up call in Algeria.
Slight damage possible as this is a very populated area.

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3km (2mi) ENE of Bouinan, Algeria
4km (2mi) W of Bougara, Algeria
4km (2mi) SSE of Chebli, Algeria
8km (5mi) SW of Sidi Moussa, Algeria
23km (14mi) S of Algiers, Algeria

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.9

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-07-17 04:00:56

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-07-17 03:00:56

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 10 km

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GEOFON Northern Algeria Jul 17 03:00 4.8 14 MAP
USGS Northern Algeria Jul 17 03:00 4.9 9 MAP
EMSC Northern Algeria Jul 17 03:00 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • alger - Secousse ressentie a 4 du matin
  • Alger - Secousse d'une durée de 30 secondes
  • Algiers - La terre a bougé aux alentours de 4 heures du matin heures d'Algérie. On a été bien secoué pendant au moins une dizaine de secondes
  • alger - comme le passage d'un métro sous terrain, durée 5 à 10 s
  • Alger - 12 seconde de secousse
  • Birkhadem, Algiers - Everything start shaking, all dogs in neibourhood were excited. Then silence is back
  • alger - petit jest
  • Algiers - Woke sole friends up
  • Algiers - Duration of 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Draria - Secousse ressentie au lit, sensation assez forte malgre que la secousse soit moderee, elle a ete assez longue !
  • Alger - Une secousse de quelques secondes à 4:03 heure locale. Un magnitude de 4,2.
  • dely brahim - Felt Strong
  • Algiers - Made the sound of powerful car starting its engine. Duration almost 10 seconds.
  • Boumerdes - Secousse D'UNE DURÉE de 30 secondes !
  • Algiers - It is the first time for me I feel it that clear, although I was asleep but I felt it. I felt like my head going heavy and heavier I thought I was dreaming before my mom shows up to wake me up and approve it for me "that was an earthquake". Unlike me, my mom was terrified. I was like "whatever" due to the lack of experience I have in earthquakes and the aftermaths of them. I hope no body gets hurt. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
  • Stauoli - Woke up at 4 am and felt the curtains shaking.
  • alger down town - i feel it it last almost 10 second , i started hear the builing break down and some stones other other things fall from the naibour building.. very aufull experience
  • Alger , Algerie - J'ai senti un tremblement de terre en algerie il ya environ 10 minute c'etait vraiment une forte secousse qui a duree longtemps qui reveille presque tous le monde
  • Alger algerie - Ressenti forte secousse
  • Draria - Assez forte et surtout longue , les gens sont sortie un moment dans la rue
  • chevalez - On a u la peur au ventre pour ceux qui ont fini de prendre le shor
  • alger - une secousse forte aalger ca tourneds les 4,8 SUR RICHTER
  • BLIDA ALGERIE - UN SEISME M'A REVEILLE
  • Tessala El Merdja - Forte secousse ressentie pendant plus de 30 Secondes, vers 4H du matin Heure Algérienne
  • alger - J'ai sentis un tremblement de terre 4,8 sur echelle de richter
  • BIRTOUTA - FELT IT DURATION 30 S
  • blida - Forte secousse ressenti a blida. Selon les infos l'epicentre a Ain Benian . Alger
  • alger - ce tremblement de terre m'a arraché de mon sommeil et semblait plus long que celui de Boumerdes. en ce moment j'ai mal à la tête
  • Algiers - it lasted for 10 seconds and woke a lot of people up downtown Algiers
  • Algiers - I was asleep only to be woken up by the tremors and noises of everyone running out of the building to seek shelter outside.. It was pretty intense..!
  • alger - J'ai ressenti un tremblement de terre"
  • Mouzaia - Secousse ressentie a 4:00 du matin
  • Dar el beida - longue durée
  • Bordj-menaiel - sa etait de courte duré
  • chillou chevalez - Les chats n arrêtent pas de gemir
  • Bir Mourad Rais - une secousse assez longue.
  • Draria - Tout à trembler la maison tanguait horrible cela à bien durer 30sec
  • 5maison - Everything was shaking, everyone woke up scared it would be a repeat of 2003
  • Gué de Constantine - Bonjour tout le monde! j'ai eu peur! le tremblement a duré quelques 13 secondes, la "violence" était au summum vers la 4-5éme seconde, je sens toujours que je marche "diagonalement". Hamdullah ce n'était pas plus grave que ça. P.S. il y a eu comme un bruit de craquement au toit, je ne vais pas monter vérifier maintenant : )
  • Alger / dar el beida - Je l'ai senti a 4h de mat,durée un peut longue entre 15 a 20 secondes mais bon hamdoullah .
  • Ouled Fayet - Secousse assez forte réveillant le dormeur, enfants terrifiés.
  • Algiers - I thought I was dreaming and then my colleague knocked on my hotel room door to inform me it was real.
  • algerie-alger-bouzaréah - à Bouzaréah ( haut sommet de la capital d'Alger)juste après l'IMSAK (début du jeun)la secousse est ressentie plus forte que celle de Boumerdes qui a fait des dégâts. personnellement je dormais et la secousse m'a reveillé et maintenant je resents des maux de tête. j'espère qu'avec votre site on saura quelle région a été touché d'ici le levé du jour dommage que le site du centre de recherche d'alger soit bloqué pour connaitre la magnitude
  • Algiers - Moderate shaking for about 20 seconds.
  • Alger - Secousse pas trop forte qui a durer moins de 10 secondes , légère frayeur à cause du bruit !
  • Ouled Fayet - Tout tremblait, tout le monde s'est réveillé effrayé
  • beau_lieu el harrach - la secousse était tellement forte qu'elle m'a reveillé el hamdhoullah
  • alger bouzareah - assez forte, sans gravité j'éspere !
  • alger , el biar - secousse vraiment flippante ..
  • birkhadem,algiers - Good morning every body; I was awake preparing to do my prayer I heard a big sound, after that I felt my bed moving. I knew directely that is a shakiing
  • Alger centre - allah wakbar
  • Blida - C'était trop fort, je suis presque tombé du lit
  • Alger - ca a durer dans le temps....
  • Blida - I was in the bathroom when i felt it then i run towards the door and i got out .. wow !!
  • Ouled Fayet - allah yestor :
  • Hydra - Bois des p pins - (It was 04:00 in my watch ,I was doing my ablution in prepartion to head up to the Holly mosque , i was in about 11th floor (including underground levels)- 30 meters high from the ground , i felt a hughes shake ,it kept balancing for a while, it was longue and thought for the worst , thanks god nothing bad happen and god blessed us.
  • Madania - May Allah protect us. Was scary!
  • Alger - 早上四点,好吓人
  • Hydra - forte et longue pres de 30 s, hamdoulah rabi satar
  • Palm Beach - 4am local time, watching TV after early breakfast, house shook, chair I was sitting in shook and family woke up. Still feel dizzy and heavy headed.
  • Staoueli - Yo me he despertado en el Hotel Dar Diaf (Staoueli). La cama se ha movido mucho y he escuchado ladrar a muchos perros.
  • Bir Mourad Rais - Une bonne secousse quan même d'une durée de 15 secondes à peu près, ça a bien tremblé quand même !
  • Alger - sa été très fort des gens depuis plus de 300 km de l’épi centre l'en senti
  • center of Algiers - i was in my bedroom doing my morning prayer when i felt the floor moving i was a bit scared but thanks god i finished my prayer
  • Bab Ezzouar - une secousse assez longue ressentit au lit
  • Staoueli - Yo me he despertado en el Hotel Dar Diaf. El temblor ha durado unos 15 segundos. La cama se ha movido con bastante intensidad. Muchos perros han ladrado. Ahora calma.
  • Alger Centre - Les murs ont commencé à trembler légèrement, mais rien de très grave... Je pense que le fait d’être au calme est ce qui a probablement poussé les gens à considérer la secousse comme étant très forte. J'espère qu'il y aura un bilan d'ici ce matin pour en être surs...
  • Algiers Downtown - starts at 4h then decrease and increase after around 10s
  • Algeri - Ho casa ad Algeri, quartiere Hydra. Scossa molto forte. Persone scese in strada ma non sembra ci siano danni. Probabili danni nelle zone più popolari della città e della periferia.
  • plateau des Annassers Kouba Alger - secousse ayant fait bougé le lit ; balancement des lustres .la secousse et divisé en deux phases 1ere phase choc massive très fort de 3 secondes environ 2ème phase suite de vibration durant 10 seconde avec alternance m'étant levé dés le choc je senti le tournis
  • Algiers - I was sleeping when i felt the earthquake and heard a roar
  • Alger - Je suis immigré j étais endormi quand cela m'a réveiller j ai cru que le bâtiment avançait au moins pendant 20 seconde. Dieu est grand.
  • Gue de Constantine - Salam, hi all , el hamdou lilah I was praying in mosq ( tahiyat Madjid) before adhane , when earthake began it was strong for 10 second with same amplitude my two neighbors quit quickely and all people said the ( la illaha illa ellah) , I continue my prier without moving , it was not me ( but i felt very reassured it was reassurance from ellah) few minutes after mosq was almost full, not like usual ,when Muslims fell fear they have no choose , but to return to Allah , might Allah forgive us
  • Baba hassen Alger - J ai été réveillé par la secousse, auncun dommage.
  • Dely Brahim - tres forte secousse qui a duré jusqu a 20 secondes a peu pres meme les alarmes de voitures stationnées en bas ont été declenchées tellement que c etait fort
  • Oued romaine cité police - Je suis un immigré de paris 1 er experience j'étais endormis quand cela m'a réveiller ma belle sœur à eu très peur j'ai cru que l'immeuble avançait sur un tapis roulant pendant au moins 20 secondes Allah est grand. Allah protége l'Algérie.
  • El biar -Algiers - Je m'apprétais à faire la prière d'EL FADJR.Je n'ai pas ressenti la terre trembler mais j'ai entendu d'abord un bruit effrayant, comme si l'on courrait dans tous les sens sur le toit de la maison, puis des vibrations .Allah akbar wa a3azou wa Ajalou mima akhafou wa A7thar!J'espère que tout le monde est indemne.
  • El Biar - Juste au moment où je m'apprêtais à faire la prière d'El fadjr j'ai entendu d'abord un bruit effrayant comme si l'on courrait dans tous les sens sur le toit de la maison,ensuite des vibrations mais je n'ai pas compris tout de suite que c'était une secousse.Allah akbar wa a3azou wa Ajalou mima Nakhafou wa na7thar.El hamdoulillah,Plus de peur que de mal dans mon quartier .J'espère que ailleurs,tout le monde est indemne.
  • Alger El Mouradia - J'allais me préparer pour fajr a la mosquee quand cela a commencé à trembler. Cela etait long et tres mystique. Hamdoullah nous n'avons rien, c'est une façon que Dieu nous rappelle que nous ne sommes rien sur cette terre
  • Bouchaoui - mliha mindak
  • Cherage - je me suis reveille a 3heure 37 du matin , puis jai senti une secousse pas forte pendant plusieurs secondes, 当时居然淡定的呆在床上感受!puis les collegues ont ouvert toutes les portes pour s'enfuir facilement pour la secousse prochaine. haha.
  • Alger - Ben Aknoun - Je dormais, la secousse m'a réveillé mais je n'étais pas sûr que ça en été une. Mon frère, qui était debout lui, m'a confirmé que c'était un tremblement de terre. Quelques ustensiles accrochés dans la cuisine bougeaient encore une minute après la fin de la secousse.
  • Algiers Bouzareah - Here in Algiers the shaking was moderate and lasted no more than 15 seconds but in Bouguerra where I have a brother living in a 5-storeys-building it was very strong. All in his apartment has fallen down even the freezer but elhamdu lillah no injuries. On the map the epicenter is at a locality called Tabaynet.
  • 1er mai Alger - j'ai sentis ces secousses qui ne voulez pas s’arrêter je croyez que la maison va s’effondrer
  • H-dey - ça m'a rappelé le séisme de 2003;
  • Ain Benian - la secousse a durée une 10 de seconde ca a bien bougé main ce n'etait pas violent comme secousse
  • Tipasa - j'habite dans un immeuble au 1 er étage,j'étais au lit et j'allais m'endormir quand soudain une secousse assez fort ma fait sauté du lit elle na pas durée longtemps mais les lustres ce sont balancé un bon moment après .elhamdouallah j'espère qu'il n'a pas eu de gros dégâts ailleurs
  • Dar Albeida - la secousse est etait sous forme de vibration horizontales. le temps etait relativement long.
  • Boufarik - Aujourd’hui ce matin je me suis réveillé par le secousse de mon lit, le sole branlait sous mes pieds et un fort bourdonnement et craquement du battit venais de tous les sens.
  • El Achour, Alger - Une secousse assez violente a frappé notre cité,au moment d'El Imsak, dont notre bâtiment de 16 étages, (nous sommes au 15ème) a violemment secoué le bâtiment qui a failli tomber comme un château de cartes. Mais heureusement et El hamdou lillah aucun blessé ici.
  • Chevalley Alger - c'été long !!!!
  • Dely Brahim - Comparee a celle de mai 2003 a boumerdes je dirais que c'est aussi fort, mais ça n'a pas durer aussi lentemp. G eu le vertige et la terre tournait en rond, on a perdu l'équilibre. Dieu merci tout va bien
  • Ben Aknoun - C'était une secousse très forte, mes réflexes ont été immédiats; en effet j'ai dégagé de la place sous mon bureau afin de m'y protéger lors d'une autre secousse. Hamdoullah tout va bien et peu sont les blessés.
  • Zeralda - je dormais mais j'ai senti un tremblement de terre,ça n'a pas durer longtemps,les lustres bougeais très fortement
  • Algiers - light shaking about 4 seconds
  • Algier, Hotel Safir, Port - Grummeln wie beim Gewitter zu hören, schwankendes Bett, keine harten Stöße, nur eine kurze Welle
  • Kouba - un tremblement de terre vers 4heure du matin relativement long ,J'ai Senti les secousses forte qui Ne s'arrete pas je croyez que notre batiment va s'effondre que dieu nous protèges tous
  • Ouled Fayet Algeer - je dormais , puis je me suis retrouvee devant la porte de sortie, mon fils dans mes bras ,au huitieme etage ou je suis la secousse a ete forte ,,on dirait que j'etais dans un berceau et que l'on me secouait ,, les secousses etaient plutot horizontales et bien differentes de celles que j'ai ressenties auparavant

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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
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    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
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    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
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    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
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    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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