a view of the southern part of the Nile island of Zamalek in the centre of Egypt s capital Cairo, with its landmark Cairo Opera House (C) and Cairo Tower. AFP
The quake occurred at a depth of 108.6 kilometres, approximately 600 kilometres away from El-Salloum, a city in the governorate of Matrouh, on the western borders with Libya, at around 10 PM (Cairo local time), the NRIAG said.
The NRIAG added that no damages or casualties were reported in Egypt.
In 1992, a major earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude struck Greater Cairo, killing 541 people and injuring nearly 6,500, according to the agency.