Last Tuesday, October 19, 2021, the institute’s National Seismic Network stations recorded an earthquake east of Crete (390 km north of Alexandria).
The National Institute for Astronomical Research, headed by Dr. Gad El-Qadi, revealed that the earthquake data is as follows, strength: 6.2 degrees on the Richter scale, Latitude: 34.59 North, Longitude: 28.59 East, Depth: 31.56 km, and the Institute reported that the earthquake was felt without any occurrence Loss of life and property.
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, as it dates back to more than 150 years and 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.
As for Egypt’s classification and its placement globally 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’s proximity 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, and the resilience of Egyptian society today to receive shock, the ruling factor to reduce the resulting losses.