A Crete earthquake felt in Egypt on anniversary of famous 1992 quake

Ahram Online , Tuesday 12 Oct 2021

Egypt’s National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) recorded on Tuesday a 6.4-magnitude earthquake south of Crete island, 314 km north of Egypt’s Marsa Matrouh governorate at 11:24 am.

File Photo: General view of Cairo, Egypt. AP

Many social media users in Cairo and Giza also reported that they felt the earthquake before the issuance of the NRIAG’s statement.

The NRIAG, however, reported that there has been no damage reported so far in Egypt due to the earthquake.

According to United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake originated in the village of Palaikastro, in the west of Greece’s Crete Island in the Mediterranean.

It was felt in parts of Greece, Turkey and Egypt.

Tuesday already marks the 29th anniversary of Egypt’s 1992 earthquake that struck Cairo and Giza, killing 541 people and injuring 6,522 others.

The 1992's earthquake – measuring 5.6 magnitude on the Richter scale – is considered one of the worst earthquakes recorded in the country in the modern age.

On 12 October 2013 during the 21st anniversary of the quake, a tremor resulted from a 6.7 magnitude earthquake detected West of the Greek island of Crete was also felt in Egypt’s Cairo


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