Earthquake at entry to Gulf of Suez

MENA, Sunday 20 Feb 2011

An earthquake, measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale, was recorded at the entry to the Gulf of Suez

The stations of the national network of earthquakes and seismic risk-reduction at the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research recorded an earthquake measuring 4.9 degrees on the Richter scale, located at the entry to the Gulf of Suez and felt by residents in Hurghada.

Hatem Hamdy Auda, President of the Institute affirmed that they had issued a formal statement including details of the earthquake, which occurred at three in the morning and lasted for about 27 minutes, pointing out that there hadn’t been any loss, damage or casualties.

He added that the analysis of this earthquake indicated that the location of the quake was at latitude 69.27 degrees north and longitude 34.05 degrees east,  at a depth of 18 kilometres


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