File Photo: A view of the River Nile and buildings in Cairo. AFP
Countries that felt tremors included Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Israel, and Greece.
Many residents of Cairo and Alexandria in northern Egypt, and as far south as Assiut in Upper Egypt, say they felt the earthquake, according to Reuters.
The national seismic stations in Egypt recorded the earthquake at 7:32am local time, said Gad Al-Qadi, the head of Egypt’s National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics.
No casualties or properties losses have been confirmed so far, Al-Qadi said.
Last Tuesday, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Greece’s Crete Island at 11:25am, 460 kilometres away from the Egyptian coastal city of Marsa Matrouh.
The tremor was felt in Egypt and it coincided with the anniversary of a destructive earthquake that hit Egypt on the same day in 1992.