3.4 magnitude quake strikes Red Sea near Damietta

Ahram Online , Sunday 30 Jan 2022

An earthquake measuring 3.4 magnitude on the Richter scale struck on Sunday morning the Red Sea, nearly 159 km north of the port Egyptian city of Damietta, said Egypt’s National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIA) in a statement.


The tremor was recorded at 10:22am local time, but was not felt by citizens, added the statement.

Egypt is typically an earthquake safe country that rarely experiences seismic activity, with the last major earthquake occurring in 1992. The tremor measured 5.6 magnitude on the Richter scale and killed 541 people and injured over 6,500.

However, several earthquakes were felt in Egypt in the past few months, with several experts playing down their impacts and urging people not to panic.


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