At least 28 people were injured; including three who were left in a serious condition following a 5.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Algeria’s province of Medea on Sunday. Algeria’s press agency said the three suffered from fractures of the lower limbs and were evacuated to Mohamed Boudiaf hospital in Medea.

The quake, which occurred some minutes before 1 am, was located 10 km northeast of Mihoub, said the same source. The US Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center said the epicenter was located 19 kilometers southwest of the city of Lakhdaria, and 56 kilometers southeast of the Algerian capital, Algiers. The center lies at a depth of 7.5 miles. READ MORE