No earthquakes detected in Egypt Friday evening: NRIAG

MENA , Ahram Online , Saturday 25 Feb 2023

Egypt’s earthquake monitoring stations did not detect any earthquakes on Friday evening, according to President of the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) Gad El-Qady.

File Photo: Earthquake measurement (Photo: Reuters)
File Photo: Earthquake measurement. Reuters

 

Some people said they felt a quake in Cairo, he added.

In a press release on Friday, El-Qady noted that the feeling of tremors could have resulted from nearby construction, but there is no indication that they were linked to an earthquake in Cairo.

The reports came on the heels of an earthquake that was detected earlier on Friday.

It measured 4.1 on the Richter scale and hit 27 kilometers north of Suez, according to the NRIAG.

The quake occurred at 12:25am local time at a depth of 10 kilometres.

No casualties or damage was reported.

The last major earthquake hit the country in 1992, measuring 5.8 in magnitude, killing 541 people and injuring over 6,500 in Greater Cairo.

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