Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes Aswan

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Dr. Gad El-Qadi, head of the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research, announced that on Monday, the National Seismic Network stations affiliated with the Institute, and in addition to some international stations, recorded an earthquake in the Gulf of Aden, 2,111 km southeast of Aswan.

The judge said that the earthquake occurred at exactly 4.44 minutes and 57 seconds on Monday morning, Cairo local time, and it came with a strength of 5.6 on the Richter scale, at latitude: 12.6306° north, longitude: 48.8858° east, and depth 15 km.

Al-Qadi added that the region of the Gulf of Aden and the entrance to the Red Sea has significant seismic activity resulting from the widening of the entrance to the Red Sea and is also linked to the tectonic activity of the African Rift in East Africa.





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