August 1, 2014 / 4:31 AM / 3 years ago

Quake of 5.5 magnitude strikes near Algerian capital: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck 9 miles (14 km) southeast of the Algerian capital Algiers on Friday, the United States Geological Survey said.

The quake’s epicenter was recorded at a relatively shallow depth of 6.2 miles.

Writing by Ron Popeski; Editing by Michael Urquhart

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