Report: Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits Algerian town

An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hit northeast Algeria on Friday, in the same region that saw a major deadly quake in 2003, the state APS news agency reported. No information about victims or damage was immediately available. Friday's quake hit 8 kilometers northeast of the town of Boumerdes at 8:33 a.m., APS cited the Algerian seismic research center as saying in a statement. The statement did not say anything about victims. The Boumerdes region sees frequent seismic activity. In May 2003, an earthquake there killed more than 2,000 people and injured several thousand.