Egypt Independent

Three earthquakes hit Egypt in July: Chairman



The chairman of Egypt’s National Seismic Network Gad Mohammed al-Qadi announced that a 2.7 magnitude earthquake hit east of Cairo on Friday with no casualties reported, adding that overall the entire country was exposed to three earthquakes in July.

Qadi said that the earthquake occurred at 11:37 pm in Longitude of 31.4 east and latitude of 29.9 north, while another 1.8 magnitude earthquake hit the area in July 6 and a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit north of Alexandria in July 5.

On December, a magnitude four earthquake struck Egypt, with Badawi stating at the time that the earthquake was most felt at the Cairo, Giza and Delta governorates.

One of the most famous earthquakes recorded in the history of ancient Egypt was a massive one that hit Alexandria and caused parts of the city to sink into the Mediterranean Sea, including the Isis Temple.

In 1903, Egypt was hit by an earthquake which was the strongest of the last century, killing 10,000 people.

An earthquake took place on October 12, 1992, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale, killing 541 people and injuring 6,522 others. It destroyed 398 buildings and left 8,000 other buildings threatened with collapse.

On November 22, 1995, the largest of Egypt’s earthquakes in modern history measured 7.2 on the Richter scale. It hit the city of Nuweiba on the Red Sea, killing five people and wounding dozens of others. It was felt in North Africa, Spain and Turkey.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm