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Moderately Strong Earthquake Hits Southern Greece, Felt in Egypt's North Coasts

Fri 29 Mar 2024 | 09:32 PM
An earthquake hits the Mediterranean Sea
An earthquake hits the Mediterranean Sea
Rana Atef

Early Friday, the citizens of the Egyptian north coast, including Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh, felt an earthquake, which was confirmed by the National Research Institute of Astronomy, and Geophysics (NRIAG).

The NRIAG's Chargé d'affaires Dr. Taha Rabih revealed that the stations of the center recorded the earthquake. He added that the earthquake was 5.7 magnitude, 577 kilometers from the north of Marsa Matrouh. The location of the Earthquake is southern Greece. 

Rabih highlighted that no damage was reported in the Egyptian north coast due to the magnitude.

On the other hand, minor damage was reported in Greece's Peloponnese, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute. 

The Greek institute added that the earhtquake was felt in Athens and the southern island of Crete.

Its center was beneath the seabed near the Strofades islands, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) south-southwest of the western city of Patras, the Athens-based institute added.