CAIRO, July 15 (KUNA) -- An earthquake jolted Egypt early Tuesday at an
intensity of 6.3 points on the Richter scale and was felt all across the
country, though no damage reports have come in yet.
The President of the National Research Institute of Astronomy and
Geophysics (NRIAG) Dr. Salah Mohammad Mahmoud told media the origin of the
earthquake is in Das Island in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, which
is 561 kilometers from Alexandria coastal City, northern Egypt.
He added that the quake happened at 6,26 a.m., Egypt local time, and the
center was at a depth of 32 kilometers under sea level. He said aftershocks
are expected, naturally, of lesser magnitude.(end)
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