Friday, March 28, 2008

Quake felt in Matrouh

There was a quake originating in the area around the Greek Island of Crete that was felt in Matrouh, Cairo and Helwan this morning. It measured 5.5 on the Richter scale and no casualties were reported.

On October 12th 1992 Cairo experienced a quake that took the life of at least 500, particularly in Manshiat Nasr on the Muqattam and in Old Cairo, causing damage to a cultural heritage, later restored. . A smaller quake meassuring 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Cairo in August 2002, which caused only minor damage.

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Blogger Queen O'Danile said...

Lots of little quakes shaking Egypt these days...Raabinna m3akum!

8:20 AM  

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