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6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Recorded North of Algerian Coast, EMSC Says

© AP Photo / Mosa'ab ElshamyPeople enjoy the Mediterranean coast on a warm evening in Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, April 11, 2019.
People enjoy the Mediterranean coast on a warm evening in Algiers, Algeria, Thursday, April 11, 2019.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 18.03.2021
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A 6.0-magnitude earthquake on Thursday struck off the northern coast of Algeria, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

The tremor was registered at 00:04 GMT 24 kilometres (about 15 miles) northeast of the city of Bejaia. The epicentre of the earthquake was located at a depth of 10 kilometres.

There are no reports of any victims or damage caused by the earthquake. No tsunami alert has been declared.

Algeria lies in a seismologically active region as the Mediterranean Sea is a border between the African and Eurasian plates. The movement of the African plate to the north – where the Eurasian plate lies – sometimes causes earthquakes and has already resulted in the formation of several mountain ranges in Europe, including the Alps.

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