July 17, 2013 / 11:48 AM / 4 years ago

Magnitude 5.1 quake injures 11 in Algeria

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit an area south of the Algerian capital on Wednesday morning, injuring 11 people and causing minor damage to buildings, the national geophysics centre said.

The epicentre of the quake was in the small town of Hammam Melouane in Blida province, about 40km (25 miles) from Algiers, the centre added.

Reporting By Hamid Ould Ahmed; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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