An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale hit the city of Skikda, located 500 km north-east of Algeria, Tuesday afternoon..
The Algerian Center for Astronomy and Research in Astrophysics and Geophysics stated that the epicenter of the quake was located 5 kilometers southeast of the Ain Bouziane region..
The earthquake is the second of its kind to hit a province after the 4.5-Richter earthquake, which was recorded Wednesday night to last Thursday.
A number of cities in northern Algeria have been witnessing since the days of an active seismic movement, as the city of Bejaia was hit in the early hours of last Thursday morning by a magnitude 5.9-Richter earthquake, causing injuries to some people and cracks in homes and buildings.
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