Tuesday 19 May 2020
The stations of the National Seismological Network of the National Institute of Astronomical and Geophysical Research recorded two consecutive earthquakes in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The institute said in a statement today, that the strength of the first earthquake was 5.4 on the Richter scale, at exactly one hour and 21 minutes from Tuesday morning, Cairo local time.
The institute pointed out that the quake was 10 km deep and 345 km away from the city of Matruh, within the Mediterranean Sea, in the Crete Islands, Greece.
The stations of the network were also affiliated to the earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale at exactly two oclock and two minutes on Tuesday morning, local time in Cairo, at a depth of 31 km. It is 340 km north of Matrouh and inside the Mediterranean Sea in one of the Greek islands of Crete.
The institute confirmed that there was no news that Egyptians felt about the two earthquakes, and that no material or human accidents or losses were recorded.