Hatem Oda, head of the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG), said a magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit the south of Aswan Monday.
The temblor struck at 19:01 CTM and was centred in Nasr Lake. There has not yet been any reports of property damage nor deaths.
Oda pointed out that the residents of Aswan proper did not feel the tremor, but it was felt 70 km south of the Upper Egyptian governorate.
Consequently, the High Dam was not affected by the quake whatsoever, he added.
Many years ago, this area, Oda says, used to witness many earthquakes, however no shakes have been reported in the recent years until yesterday.