Today’s earthquake in Crete, with a power of 6.4 on the Richter scale, was felt even by the inhabitants of Egypt – in Cairo and Giza.
The tremors “reminded” the Egyptians of one of the largest earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale, which occurred 29 years ago, on October 12, 1992, with an epicenter 25 km from Cairo. Then 541 people died, 652 were injured, and 50 thousand were left homeless.
According to the Athens News Agency and Al-Ahram newspaper, social media users today wrote about the earthquake in Crete, which was felt in Cairo, Giza and the Mediterranean city of Marsa Matrush, even before the official announcement of the National Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics of Egypt. The official report said that a strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale occurred south of Crete and 314 km north of the Mediterranean coast of the Egyptian province of Mars.