Egypt Independent

Earthquake hits Red Sea city Hurghada



A minor 3.5 magnitude earthquake shook Egypt’s coastal city of Hurghada at 3:54 Thursday morning, according to a statement from the National Research of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIA). The quake’s epicenter was just 35 kilometers away from the city.

The Red Sea Governorate operations center did not receive any reports of loss or injury due to the earthquake. Minor earthquakes are not uncommon in Egypt’s Red Sea cities.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm