The earthquake took place at 1:28 AM today at a depth of 23 kilometers, NRIAG said, affirming that no damage or casualties have been reported.
The assistance came upon President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s directives to support the Syrian and Turkish victims affected by the twin earthquakes (7.8 and 7.5 magnitudes) that claimed the lives of more than 50,000 people since Feb. 6.
Shoukry’s visit to Turkey and Syria is the first visit by an Egyptian foreign minister in a decade.
On Sunday, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Shoukry will head to Syria and Turkey to extend a message of solidarity to both countries in the wake of the devastating 7.8 magnitude quake, which has killed over 50,000 people and displaced millions.
The minister will also affirm Egypt's constant distance to provide assistance and aid to those affected by the disaster, the press statement highlighted.
New Egyptian ship loaded with hundreds of tons of relief materials departed Al-Arish port Friday, per president Abdel Fattah al Sisi directives heading to Turkey and Syria.
No earthquake had occurred in Cairo and the tremor that was felt is an aftershock struck Turkey, said Gad El-Kady, head of the National Institute for Astronomical Research, in comments to local media.
In Syria, the death toll hit 5,814 people, raising the tally of victims in the two countries to nearly 47,000 following the devastating the earthquakes, TRT World reported.
An Egyptian ship loaded with about 500 tons of relief materials to help deal with earthquake effects and support relief effort arrived at Lattakia port on Monday, according to Syrian news agency [SANA].
This raises the number of Egyptians who have been found dead due to the quake to three as the ministry had also revealed a day after the incident that the bodies of two Egyptians were found under the rubble in the same district.
This comes amid concerns of a health crisis in the two countries as the number of confirmed deaths continues to rise with the earthquake flattening buildings and leaving many people under the rubble.
The Ministry of Immigration and Egyptian Expats indicated in a statement Thursday that there would be coordination with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
The earthquake took place in Central Turkey and in Western Syria, leaving around 11,000 deaths, and more than 40,000 injuries.
President Sisi wished the injured a speedy recovery, and assured Assad that aid would be delivered to Syria.
23 million people, including 1.4 million children, were likely to be exposed both senior officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that Syria's humanitarian needs were the highest after a major earthquake killed thousands there and in southern Turkey.
As the scale of the devastation from the 7.8 magnitude tremor continued to unfold, the World Health Organization warned the number of casualties could exceed 20,000.
In remarks to state-owned Akhbar El-Youm, head of the Egyptian National Seismic Network at NRIAG Mohamed Abd al-Hay said the tremors took place on 3:30 PM local time with magnitudes of 4.8 and 4.89 and at depths of 13 and 14.5 km.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry made phone called with his Turkish and Syrian counterparts Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Faisal Mekdad, respectively, offering Egypt’s deep sorrow and condolences for the victims of the deadly 7.8 earthquake that hit Turkish-Syrian border area on early Monday
An earthquake of 7.4 magnitude occurred at 04.17 a.m
The ministry also expressed readiness to provide any help needed to deal with the consequences of the natural disaster.