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Egypt shaken by 6.4-magnitude earthquake Monday

Quake, which experts say originated in southern Turkey, goes largely unfelt throughout most of the country

Ahram Online, Monday 9 Jul 2012
Earthquake reading
Earthquake reading (Photo: Reuters)
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Awad Hassub of Egypt's National Research Centre for Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) announced on Monday afternoon that ground stations throughout the country had detected a 6.4-magnitude earthquake originating from southern Turkey.

The tremor, Hassub told Egyptian state news agency MENA, had been detected at ground stations located on Egypt's north coast, in the Sinai Peninsula and along the Nile Valley.

He went on to note that, despite its considerable size, the quake was largely unfelt throughout most of the country.

Hassub added that no casualties or material losses had been reported.

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