On 21 May 2003, at 18:44 UTC (19:44 local time), a strong shallow earthquake of magnitude Mw 6.8 (Ms 6.9) struck Algiers, the capital of Algeria, causing extensive damage in different wilayas (provinces) in the north-central part of Algeria. The epicenter was located offshore at 3.58°E 36.91°N 7 km to the north of Zemmouri in the province of Boumerdes, about 50 km northeast of Algiers (Yelles-Chauche et al., 2003). This earthquake took place where we have no evidence of previous significant earthquakes, either instrumental or historical. It is the largest and the most destructive to...
The Algiers, Algeria Earthquake (Mw 6. 8) of 21 May 2003: Preliminary Report
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Mohamed Hamdache, José A. Peláez, A. Karim Yelles-Chauche; The Algiers, Algeria Earthquake (Mw 6. 8) of 21 May 2003: Preliminary Report. Seismological Research Letters ; 75 (3): 360–367. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/gssrl.75.3.360
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