Moderate tremor hits Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Gaza

CAIRO: An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck Egypt at 3:46 a.m. on Monday, the head of Astronomy and Geophysics of the National Research Institute Hatem Ouda said.

Ouda told Youm7 that the epicenter of the “moderate” tremor was 26 km southeast of Dahab city, at a depth of 10 km in the Gulf of Aqaba.

No casualties or damage was reported as a result of the tremor.

Sky News reported that the tremor only lasted for seconds and was also felt in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Gaza. The UK-based cable channel also said that the main tremor was followed by four consecutive shakes.

In June 2015, Egypt was hit by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake, with the epicenter in the Gulf of Aqaba at a depth of 30 Kilometers. It was also felt across Jordan, Gaza, Israel and northern Saudi Arabia.

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