Earthquake shakes Alexandria, parts of Cairo

Earthquake shakes Alexandria, parts of Cairo

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Fri, 18/01/2013 - 12:55

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Alexandria Thursday night, a shock that reached as far as lower Egypt and some areas of Cairo.

The National Seismic Network said the earthquake was recorded at 11:17 pm. Its epicenter was 10.3 km under the Mediterranean, or 170 km away from Borg al-Arab City, said Hatem Awda, the head of the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics.

No casualties or damages have been reported.



Edited translation from MENA