4.4 magnitude earthquake hits southeast of Luxor in Egypt: NRIAG

Ahram Online , Tuesday 23 Jan 2024

Egypt’s National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) recorded on Tuesday an earthquake with a magnitude exceeding 4.4 on the Richter scale in Luxor.

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


The earthquake happened at 1:18pm Caito Time (GMT +2) nearly 46 kilometers southeast of Luxor City, NRIAG said in a statement.

"No casualties or property losses have been reported," the institute said.

However, NRIAG mentioned that the institute received reports from several citizens who felt the earthquake.

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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