The Boumerdes, Algeria, Earthquake of May 21, 2003 has been published on the earthquake of moment magnitude Mw 6.8 that shook northern Algeria, about 50 km east of the capital city of Algiers. This report was prepared by the EERI reconnaissance team, which was joined by many Algerian scientists, engineers, and researchers. In addition, an eight-page insert contains six color high-resolution satellite images of the affected area taken at three different times: a year prior to the earthquake, immediately postearthquake, and a month after the quake. The insert summarizes the remote-sensing team's findings.

The report covers the political and...

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