5.5 magnitude earthquake in Greece felt in Egypt: NRIAG

Ahram Online , Wednesday 26 Apr 2023

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Greece on Wednesday evening, with tremors felt in various Egyptian cities, according to Egypt's National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG).

a view of the southern part of the Nile island of Zamalek in the centre of Egypt s capital Cairo, wi
a view of the southern part of the Nile island of Zamalek in the centre of Egypt s capital Cairo, with its landmark Cairo Opera House (C) and Cairo Tower. AFP

 

The quake occurred at a depth of 108.6 kilometres, approximately 600 kilometres away from El-Salloum, a city in the governorate of Matrouh, on the western borders with Libya, at around 10 PM (Cairo local time), the NRIAG said.

The NRIAG added that no damages or casualties were reported in Egypt.

In 1992, a major earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude struck Greater Cairo, killing 541 people and injuring nearly 6,500, according to the agency.

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