4.5 magnitude earthquake hits northwest Egypt

Cairo, SANA- An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale struck on Wednesday areas in northwestern Egypt.

Youm 7 website quoted head of the Egyptian National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Gad El-Qadi, as saying on Wednesday that the institute’s stations recorded the quake 265 km northwest of Marsa Matruh, at a depth of 13.68 km.

El-Qadi pointed out that there no causalities or any material damage were recorded as a result of the earthquake.

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