May 23, 2010 / 6:19 PM / in 10 years

Algeria tremor injures 19 people

ALGIERS (Reuters) - A strong tremor in Algeria injured 19 people on Sunday in a region that was struck by an earthquake a week ago that killed two people and injured 43 others, Algerian official news agency APS reported.

It said the tremor was of magnitude 5 and its epicentre was in the province of M’sila, about 200 km south of the capital Algiers.

It did not say whether the earthquake had caused any damage. The previous earthquake on May 14 was of magnitude 5.2.

Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Editing by Alison Williams

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