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24/03/2017 14:56

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3-magnitude quake hits Guelma

ALGIERS- An earthquake measuring 3 on the Richter scale hit Guelma on Saturday at 8.37 a.m., according to the Research Centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG).

The epicentre of the quake was located 9km southwest of Roknia, said the source.

Tlemcen: 7 people belonging to "El Ahmadia" sect

TLEMCEN- The police of Remchi sub-province (Tlemcen) arrested last Thursday seven people belonging to the "El Ahmadiya" sect, according to a statement issued on Saturday by the Police Communication Unit.

Aged between 32 and 57, the arrested individuals are prosecuted for charges of breaching religion, belonging to a cult that sow fitna, creating a place of worship without authorization and collecting money.

3.6-magnitude quake hits Ain El Turk (Oran)

ALGIERS- An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale hit Ain El-Turk(Oran, 431-km west of Algiers) on Wednesday at 11:33a.m., said the National Centre  of Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) in a statement.

The epicentre was located 9 kilometres northwest of AinEl Turk (at sea), said the source.

3.2 magnitude tremor in Biskra

ALGIERS-A 3.2-magnitude tremor on the Richter scale was recorded Monday at 8:41 a.m. in the province of Biskra, said the Centre for Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) in a statement.

The epicenter of the aftershock was located 14 km northeast of Branis, added the source.

3.2 earthquake hits Mascara

ALGIERS- An earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was recorded Thursday evening at 8:55 p.m. in the province of Mascara, says the Center for Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) in a statement.

The epicenter of this earthquake was located 12 km northeast of the province seat, the statement added.

3.3 magnitude tremor in Boumerdes

ALGIERS-A 3.3-magnitude tremor on the Richter scale was recorded Monday at 0:01 a.m. in the province of Boumerdes, said the Centre for Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) in a statement.

The epicenter of the aftershock was located 04 km northeast of coast of Boumerdes, added the source.

3.2- magnitude earthquake hits Tipasa

ALGIERS- An earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was recorded Sunday evening in the province of Tipasa, says the Center for Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) in a statement.

The epicenter of this earthquake, which occurred at 8:58 p.m., was located 3 km South West of Bousmail, in the province of Tipaza, the statement added.

 

3 magnitude quake hits Medea

ALGIERS- A 3 magnitude quake hit Thursday at 12.00 p.m the province of Medea, says the Research Center in Astronomy , Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG).

The epicentre of the quake was located 3 km southwest of Mihoub, added the source.

4.3-magnitude quake hits Tipasa

ALGIERS-4.3-magnitude quake on the Richter scale was recorded Saturday evening in the province of Tipasa, said the Centre for Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) in a statement.

The quake, which occurred at 11:57 p.m. (local time), was located 10 km northeast of Tipasa, added the same source.

  

3 magnitude quake hits Constantine

ALGIERS- A 3 magnitude quake was felt in Constantine on Wednesday at 2:45 pm, says the Research Center in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG).

The epicenter of the quake was located 06 km south of Ouled Rahmoune locality, said the source.

4.2-magnitude quake in Medea

ALGIERS-  4.2-magnitude quake on the Richter scale was recorded Wednesday in the province of Medea, said the Algiers Observatory (CRAAG).
The quake, which occurred at 11:34 p.m. (local time), was located 6 km southwest of Mihoub (Wilaya de Medea), said the same source.

3.2-magnitude quake hits Constantine

ALGIERS- An earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter Scale hit the province of Constantine (432-km east of Algiers) on Thursday at 3:54 p.m., said the Research Centre of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG).

The epicentre was located 11-km southwest of Ouled Rahmoune, said the CRAAG.

3.2 magnitude tremor southwest of Mihoub in Medea

ALGIERS - A 3.2-magnitude tremor on the Richter scale was recorded at 7:02 am on Wednesday in the town of Mihoub, Medea, said the Centre for Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) in a statement.

The epicenter of the aftershock was located 08 km southwest of Mihoub in the same province.

Medea was hit by a 5.3-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale in the night from Saturday to Sunday.

3.9 magnitude quake hits Medea

ALGIERS-A 3.9 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale hit Monday at 00:03 a.m. in the province of Medea, said the Research Center in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG).

The epicenter of the quake was located 17 km northwest of Kasr El Boukhari (province of Medea), the source added.

3.3 magnitude earthquake recorded west of Mihoub in Medea

ALGIERS - A 3.3-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale occurred Tuesday morning in the province of Medea, said the Research Centre in Astronomy, Geophysics of Algiers (CRAAG).

The quake, which occurred at 7:13 am, was located 5 km west of Mihoub, said the same source.

2.9 magnitude quake hits Sidi Ghiles (Tipaza)

ALGIERS-A 2.9 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale hit Sunday at 7:15 p.m. in Sidi Ghiles locality (Tipaza), in the province of Tipaza, said the Research Center in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG).

The epicenter of the quake was located 02 km south of Sidi Ghiles, the source added.

3.2-magnitude quake hits in Medea

ALGIERS - A 3.2- magnitude quake on the Richter scale occurred Friday at 4:52 p.m. in the province of Medea, says the Research Centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics and geophysics in a statement.

The epicenter of the quake was located 2 km southwest of Mihoub, said the source.

Tlemcen: 40 turbines, used car engines seized

TLEMCEN- The members of the regional service of fight against smugglers in Tlemcen thwarted a attempt of smuggling into the national territory 40 turbines and used car engines, said Tuesday a communiqué of the Regional Directorate of Customs of Tlemcen.

Those equipments have been discovered inside a lorry at a checkpoint between the cities of Maghnia and Aïn Temouchent. 

The value of the seized goods has been estimated at DZD2.7 billion while the fine imposed on the spare parts owner is amounted at DZD27 million, added the said source. 

3.9 magnitude after-shock Monday evening in Medea

ALGIERS-A 3.9 magnitude after-shock on the Richter scale was recorded on Monday evening at 09:07PM in the province of Medea, the Centre for Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) said.

The quake epicenter was located 2 km south of Mihoub, the same source added.

3.2 magnitude quake hits Djelfa

ALGIERS – A 3.2 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale hit Sunday at 7 h 50 PM Dar Chioukh locality, in the province of Djelfa, said the Research Center in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG).

The epicenter of the quake was located 10 km north west of Dar Chioukh, said the source.

Nearly 11 quintals of cannabis resin seized in Tlemcen

ALGIERS- Nearly 11 quintals of cannabis resin were seized in Tlemcen (540-km west of Algiers) on Sunday by units of the National Gendarmerie and the Algerian Customs, said Monday the Ministry of National Defence in a communiqué.

"As part of the fight against organized crime, units of the National Gendarmerie, in coordination with the Algerian Customs, seized ten quintals and 90 kg of cannabis resin and a car in Tlemcen (2nd Military Region) on Sunday 15 May 2016," said the statement.