Earthquake felt in Mediterranean Sea measuring 6.2 magnitude, no damages reported

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Sat, 02 May 2020 - 03:12 GMT

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CAIRO - 2 May 2020: Egyptian National Seismic Network (ENSN) recorded on Saturday an earthquake 200 km north of Marsa Matrouh governorate, on one of the Islands of Crete, in the Mediterranean Sea.
 
Dr. Jad Al-Qadi, head of the National Institute of Astronomical Research, revealed that the earthquake data were as follows:
 
- Time of occurrence was at 14: 51:14 pm local time.
- Magnitude: 6.2 on the Richter scale
- Latitude: 3 ° 34.07N
- Longitude: 25.61 ° E
- Depth: 10 km

The head of the National Institute for Astronomical Research confirmed that he had not received any reports of any losses or injuries.

The strongest and latest powerful earthquake hitting Egypt took place in November, 1995 in the Gulf of Aqaba, hitting also Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale. 12 people reportedly died.

However, it is not the largest earthquake in terms of total damage. In 1992, a 5.3 magnitude hit Cairo, and caused the death of 545 people, according to World Data.

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