Residents of Cairo, Delta feel earthquake that hit Crete

Bassant Mohammed
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Egypt’s Head of the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research, Gad El-Qady, said that the institute recorded on Wednesday, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Crete, which the residents of Cairo and some cities of the Delta felt this morning.

He added in a television interview that the strength of the earthquake in Egypt reached 5 Richter, because of the time the seismic waves took to spread from the center of the earthquake in Crete to Egypt.

El-Qady asserted that there is no danger from the earthquake on Egyptian territory, explaining that the earthquake’s aftershocks were weak.

Greece’s Geodynamic Institute said an earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck Crete early morning of Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Director of the Geodynamic Institute, Akis Tselentis, told Greek local media that the earthquake was in the sea. The area is already burdened (with earlier tremors) and if it were inland there could have been damage.

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