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December 23, 1999 | From Reuters
A strong earthquake rocked western Algeria on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people and injuring scores, state-run radio and a hospital doctor said. An official statement broadcast on the radio said the quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8, shook several western provinces of the North African country at 6:37 p.m. local time, killing at least 20 people and injuring 75.
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December 23, 1999 | From Reuters
A strong earthquake rocked western Algeria on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people and injuring scores, state-run radio and a hospital doctor said. An official statement broadcast on the radio said the quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8, shook several western provinces of the North African country at 6:37 p.m. local time, killing at least 20 people and injuring 75.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1987 | From Reuters
An earthquake registering 5.2 on the Richter scale shook parts of Algiers on Wednesday night, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, Algiers radio said Thursday.
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August 21, 1994 | From Reuters
About 15,000 people have been made homeless by an earthquake in northwestern Algeria, with the death toll up to at least 171, the government said Saturday. Two days after the first shocks hit, rescuers were still searching the rubble for survivors. A statement by the Algerian Interior Ministry quoted by Algiers Radio put the number of injured at 289, of which 176 were still hospitalized. Nearly 500 homes were devastated by the quake, which hit the Mascara district Thursday and measured 5.6.
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November 6, 1989 | Associated Press
Two moderate aftershocks on Sunday rumbled through an area struck by a strong quake last week, but authorities reported no injuries or damage. The first struck at 12:40 p.m. and had a magnitude of 4. The second temblor occurred a few minutes later and had a magnitude of 3.5. A 6.0 quake stuck the North African country Oct. 29 and was followed 12 minutes later by one measuring 4.8. The quakes killed 26 people and injured at least 450.
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August 19, 1994 | Times Wire Services
A powerful earthquake killed at least 150 people in northwestern Algeria on Thursday, striking as they slept and spreading panic through villages and towns in the Mascara region. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.6, according to the Algerian Center for Astrophysical Research, and was followed by a series of aftershocks. At least 289 people were injured and 8,000 to 10,000 were left homeless by the pre-dawn quake, local rescue officials said.
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October 30, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Two earthquakes about 15 minutes apart struck northern Algeria on Sunday evening, killing at least 19 people and injuring over 100, authorities said. Most of those killed were in the village of Tipasa about 40 miles west of Algiers and in the town of Churchell on the Mediterranean coast 60 miles west of the capital, said an Interior Ministry statement transmitted by the official news agency APS. In Algiers, 26 people were injured when walls collapsed and several fires broke out.
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August 21, 1994 | From Reuters
About 15,000 people have been made homeless by an earthquake in northwestern Algeria, with the death toll up to at least 171, the government said Saturday. Two days after the first shocks hit, rescuers were still searching the rubble for survivors. A statement by the Algerian Interior Ministry quoted by Algiers Radio put the number of injured at 289, of which 176 were still hospitalized. Nearly 500 homes were devastated by the quake, which hit the Mascara district Thursday and measured 5.6.
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January 6, 2005 | Don Lee, Times Staff Writer
China's presence in the global effort to aid tsunami victims is hard to miss here. The country's large, red tents are pitched in the middle of the town's air force base, the center of regional relief operations. Its team, which includes 16 emergency doctors, is larger than that of any other foreign country on the base and has made frequent runs to remote villages, treating about 1,000 victims a day.
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August 19, 1994 | Times Wire Services
A powerful earthquake killed at least 150 people in northwestern Algeria on Thursday, striking as they slept and spreading panic through villages and towns in the Mascara region. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.6, according to the Algerian Center for Astrophysical Research, and was followed by a series of aftershocks. At least 289 people were injured and 8,000 to 10,000 were left homeless by the pre-dawn quake, local rescue officials said.
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November 6, 1989 | Associated Press
Two moderate aftershocks on Sunday rumbled through an area struck by a strong quake last week, but authorities reported no injuries or damage. The first struck at 12:40 p.m. and had a magnitude of 4. The second temblor occurred a few minutes later and had a magnitude of 3.5. A 6.0 quake stuck the North African country Oct. 29 and was followed 12 minutes later by one measuring 4.8. The quakes killed 26 people and injured at least 450.
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October 30, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Two earthquakes about 15 minutes apart struck northern Algeria on Sunday evening, killing at least 19 people and injuring over 100, authorities said. Most of those killed were in the village of Tipasa about 40 miles west of Algiers and in the town of Churchell on the Mediterranean coast 60 miles west of the capital, said an Interior Ministry statement transmitted by the official news agency APS. In Algiers, 26 people were injured when walls collapsed and several fires broke out.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1987 | From Reuters
An earthquake registering 5.2 on the Richter scale shook parts of Algiers on Wednesday night, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, Algiers radio said Thursday.
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