Articles tagged "algeria"

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Destructive wildfires leave at least 65 dead in northern Algeria

Algerian authorities are reporting at least 65 lives were lost in wildfires raging through the mountainous region in the country's north over the past couple of days. ​As many as 50 fires broke out in a short period of time and spread rapidly due to high...

August 12, 2021

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Severe dust storm turns the sky over Ain Sefra blood red, Algeria

Strong winds affecting Algeria on Sunday, May 23, 2021, picked up large amounts of dust, creating near-zero visibility across the Ain Sefra region, Naâma Province​. According to our friend, photographer Karim Bouchetata, the storm started at around 17:45 LT,...

May 24, 2021

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Severe floods hit Algeria, leaving substantial infrastructural damage and 7 people dead

Widespread floods and flash floods triggered by heavy rain hit Algeria on May 2 and 3, 2021, leaving at least 7 people dead and substantial infrastructural damage. In Beni-Slimane municipality, Medea Province, floods damaged a medical building, destroyed or damaged...

May 05, 2021

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Very strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Bejaia, Algeria

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Algeria at 00:04 UTC (01:04 LT) on March 18, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 8 km (5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was...

March 18, 2021

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Flash floods leave 7 dead, 3 missing in Chlef, Algeria

At least seven fatalities were reported while three others remain missing as flash flooding swept through Chlef Province in Algeria on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Heavy rainfall on Saturday led to flash flooding in many areas in Chlef, particularly in the Oud Sly...

March 08, 2021

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Ice covers deserts of Ain Sefra, Algeria

Ice has again covered deserts around the Algerian town of Ain Sefra -- The Gateway to the Sahara -- on January 13, 2021. This is the fourth winter in a row we receive snow or ice reports from this area. Related articles: Snow covers northern Algeria's desert...

January 14, 2021

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Deadly flash floods paralyze north Algeria, more than 800 homes inundated

Heavy rains from September 7 to 8, 2020, triggered flash floods in Algeria's northern provinces, killing at least one person and leaving more than 800 homes inundated. A number of road accidents were also reported, causing major traffic disruption in at least...

September 10, 2020

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Photo report: Ice covers desert town of Ain Sefra -- The Gateway to the Sahara, Algeria

Ice has covered deserts around the Algerian town of Ain Sefra -- The Gateway to the Sahara -- on December 31, 2019. This is the third winter in a row we receive snow or ice reports from this area. Some of you hardcore watchers will remember Ain Sefra and amazing...

January 05, 2020

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Heavy snowfall blocks multiple major roads in Algeria

Heavy snowfall hit several Algerian provinces on November 10 and 11, 2019, blocking several key roads and causing traffic disruption. ​According to local reports, major national road 33, connecting Bouira to Tizi-Ouzu, was closed during the rush-hour on Monday...

November 14, 2019

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Medicane "Trudy" (Detlef, Bernardo) makes landfall in Algeria

A shallow, warm-core cyclone or medicane informally named Trudy, also Detlef and Bernardo, formed in the western Mediterranean on November 11, 2019, and made landfall in Algeria on the same day. The storm made landfall with maximum sustained winds of 110 km/h (70...

November 12, 2019

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Giant hail, 3 months' worth of rain in 40 minutes hit parts of northern Algeira

The same weather system that left 6 people dead in Spain, affected northern Algeria by the end of the last week, dumping very heavy rain and giant hailstones. Algeria's capital received 40 mm (1.5 inches) of rain in 40 minutes on September 13, which is the...

September 16, 2019

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17 dead, 1 missing as more flooding hits Morocco and Algeria

More floods produced by violent rains continued sweeping across Africa, leaving 17 dead in Morocco and one missing in Algeria on September 8, 2019. Initial reports stated that at least 11 people were killed when a bus was overturned by floodwaters on a bride in...

September 12, 2019

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Seven killed as powerful storm brings heavy rain and snow to Algeria and Tunisia

At least 5 people have been killed as a powerful Mediterranean storm hit northern Algeria on January 24 and 25, bringing heavy rain and snow, the country's civil protection agency reported Saturday, January 26, 2019. The same weather system affected neighboring...

January 27, 2019

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At least six people dead as flash floods hit Algeria

Six people including two children were killed in 48 hours as flash floods swept away their cars in heavy rainfall over northwest Algeria, rescue services announced on April 26, 2018. Civil defense spokesperson Colonel Farouk Achour told the children and a man died...

April 28, 2018

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Destructive flash floods, rare tornado hit Algeria

Severe weather conditions hit northern parts of Algeria on April 14, 2018, bringing heavy rain, flooding, and hail. A rare tornado was spotted in Batna Province. Rainfall of 25 - 50 mm (1-2 inches) was reported across north-central Algeria through the afternoon of...

April 15, 2018

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Snow covers northern Algeria's desert for the second winter in a row

Snow has covered northern Algeria's desert around the city of Ain Sefra for the second winter in a row on January 7, 2018. The last time this region saw snow before December 2016 was in 2013. The snowfall in northern Algeria was caused by the same weather...

January 08, 2018

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Massive dust storm sweeps across northern Algeria

A massive dust storm swept through northern Algeria's provinces of Djelfa, Laghouat, and Tiaret on Friday, September 15, 2017. The storm was caused by strong thunderstorms and powerful south-west winds. A weather station in Tiaret Province, near the city of...

September 17, 2017

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Shallow M 5.0 earthquake struck northern Algeria

Moderate earthquake magnitude 5.0 struck northern Algeria at 23:15 UTC on November 28, 2012. European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre recorded M5.0 at depth of 15 km with epicenter located 36.97 N ; 5.10 E, 24 km N of Bijayah with population of 164

November 29, 2012

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Deadly storm hits Algeria

Severe storms swept across northeast Algeria this weekend. There was widespread damage as violent storms swept across the northeast of the country, killing 20 people and injuring 56. The worst conditions appeared in regions of Tebessa, Tlemcen and M'sila. Torrential

September 04, 2012