Egypt’s National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research recorded on early Tuesday, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hitting the Eastern Mediterranean region near the southwestern coast of Cyprus, which the residents of Cairo, Alexandria, and some cities of the Delta felt this morning.
The National Institute revealed that the quake struck was registered 415 kilometers north of Damietta, a coastal city on the Mediterranean coast north of Cairo.
Its strength in Egypt reached 6.3 Richter because of the time the seismic waves took to spread from the center of the earthquake in Cyprus to Egypt.
There were no initial reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which was initially recorded by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
In 1992, a 5.9-magnitude quake killed 545 deaths, injured 6,512, and made 50,000 people homeless, mostly throughout most of northern Egypt, in Alexandria, Port Said, and as far south as Asyut in Upper Egypt.