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Magnitude 5.1 quake injures 11 in Algeria

Algiers, July 17, 2013

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit an area south of the Algerian capital on Wednesday morning, injuring 11 people and causing minor damage to buildings, the national geophysics centre said.

The epicentre of the quake was in the small town of Hammam Melouane in Blida province, about 40 km (25 miles) from Algiers, the centre added. - Reuters




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