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Minor earthquake reported in Egypt's Hurghada; no casualties reported

This is the second earthquake in the tourist hub within the month

Ahram Online , Sunday 19 Jan 2020
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A picture taken on November 18, 2019, shows a general view of tourists at the beach in Egypt's resort of Hurghada on the Red Sea coast (Photo: AFP)
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A minor earthquake measuring 4.09 on the Richter scale hit the southeast Red Sea city of Hurghada Saturday evening, Egypt's National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIA) said in a statement Sunday.

According to the statement, the quake was felt on Saturday at 11:46pm, with no injury or property damage reported.

This is the second earthquake in the tourist hub within the month.

Earlier in January, an earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale hit Hurghada with no injuries reported.

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.

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