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Egypt saw no injuries, property damage from Crete earthquake

The earthquake’s magnitude was recorded at 2:51 pm local time around 200 km north of Egypt’s Marsa Matrouh

Ahram Online , Saturday 2 May 2020
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Egypt has reported no injury or property damage after a huge earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude on the Richter scale hit on Saturday the Mediterranean’s Greek island of Crete, a statement by Egypt's National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIA) said.

The earthquake was recorded at 2:51 pm local time around 200 km north of Egypt’s Marsa Matrouh. 

Egypt is typically an earthquake safe country that rarely sees earthquakes.

In 1992, an earthquake measuring 5.6 hit the country, killing 541 people and injuring 6,522 others.

In 1903, Egypt was hit by the strongest earthquake in the country’s recent memory, which killed 10,000 people. 

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