Northern Egypt residents feel tremors after strong quake hits Greece

Ahram Online , Monday 21 Nov 2022

Many residents in northern Egypt, including in Delta cities and Greater Cairo felt tremors early on Monday as a strong 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the Greek island of Crete with no reports of casualties or damage.

A general view of the Nile river in Cairo, Egypt. (AP)



The earthquake occurred at 1:24am Cairo local time 506 kilometres north of the northwestern Egyptian city of Matrouh, the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) reported.

According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake occurred with a magnitude of up to six at a moderate depth of 80 kilometres.

No casualties have been reported in the areas affected by the quake, including in North Africa. However, the EMSC issued a tsunami alert.

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