24 May 2010

Second quake in Algeria

12:37 pm on 24 May 2010

An earthquake in Algeria has injured 19 people in the same region where a quake occurred on 14 May.

Algerian state media says Sunday's tremor was magnitude 5.0 and its epicentre was about 200km south of the capital Algiers.

It did not say whether the earthquake had caused any damage.

The previous earthquake was of magnitude 5.2. Two people were killed and 43 injured.