An earthquake of magnitude 6 Richter felt by the residents of Greater Cairo and a number of governorates

An earthquake of magnitude 6 Richter felt by the residents of Greater Cairo and a number of governorates
An earthquake of magnitude 6 Richter felt by the residents of Greater Cairo and a number of governorates

Dr. Gad El-Kady, head of the National Institute for Astronomical Research, revealed that the stations of the National Earthquake Network recorded an earthquake at 7:32 minutes local time, located in the eastern Mediterranean, with a strength of more than 6 on the Richter scale, which was felt by residents of several regions.

The pioneers of social networking sites in Greater Cairo and a number of governorates confirmed their feeling of the earthquake a while ago.

The National Earthquake Network operates through 70 stations whose locations have been carefully selected in light of the seismic history of all of Egypt. It has become impossible for any earthquake to occur without recording and monitoring it, regardless of its strength, even if it is less than zero.

The National Earthquake Network is one of the most modern networks in the world, and Egypt is one of the first countries in the world, North Africa and the Middle East in this field. Its history dates back to more than 150 years. We have the largest seismic history in the world, dating back to more than 5,000 years, although monitoring Earthquakes began at the beginning of the twentieth century, but the ancient Egyptian civilization and the history of earthquakes in history books all date back to more than 5 thousand years, which gives weight and strength to Egypt in monitoring and dealing with such natural phenomena.

Regarding the classification of Egypt and its global position among the areas most vulnerable to earthquakes, Egypt is far from seismic belts, as there are 7 seismic belts known worldwide and Egypt is far from them, but Egypt is close to some seismically active areas such as the Gulf of Aqaba, the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea makes us affected With some earthquakes of medium strength, the resilience of Egyptian society today to receive shock is the ruling factor to reduce the resulting losses.

 
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