No damage reported as 3.5 magnitude earthquake hits west of Suez city

Ahram Online , Saturday 22 Jan 2022

An earthquake 3.5 magnitude hit west of Suez city in northeastern Egypt on Saturday at 9:23pm with no damage or casualties reported so far, the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) said in a statement.

File Photo: Earthquake measurement (Photo: Reuters)

The earthquake, 6.2 kilometre deep, took place 50 kilometres west of the city.

Some residents of Cairo, which is less than 150 kilometres west of Suez, said they could feel gentle tremors.

On 11 January, an earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hit the Eastern Mediterranean region and was felt by some citizens in some parts of Egypt, NRIAG said.

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