File Photo: Earthquake measurement (Photo: Reuters)
A minor earthquake measuring 2.6 magnitude on the Richter scale hit east of Cairo on Saturday, said Egypt's National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIA) in a statement.
According to the NRIA, the quake was recorded at 4:25 pm local time.
It said some citizens felt the earthquake, but the statement did not include details on any injuries or property damage caused by the earthquake.
Egypt is typically an earthquake safe country that rarely sees earthquakes, with the latest major earthquake, measuring 5.6 in magnitude, killing 541 people and injuring over 6,500 in 1992.