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It said the earthquake was of magnitude 5.2 and its epicenter was near a village in the M'sila region. Algerian state radio said there had been damage to some houses in the village and emergency services were at the scene.
1954 Orleansville earthquake (1,000 dead)
1980 El Asnam earthquake (5,000 dead)
1989 Boumerdes earthquake (30 dead)
2003 Boumerdès earthquake (2,300 dead)