Minor earthquake hits Egypt's Gulf of Suez on Thursday

Ahram Online , Thursday 9 Jul 2020

File photo: Earthquake reading (Photo: Reuters)

A minor earthquake measuring 3.8 magnitude on the Richter scale hit the Gulf of Suez Thursday afternoon, Egypt's National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIA) said in a statement.

According to the NRIA, the quake was recorded at 3:46 pm local time 5 km away from the south of Zafarana in Suez governorate.

No injury or property damage reported, the NRIA said.

Egypt is typically an earthquake safe country that rarely sees earthquakes.

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