Published: 2018-12-31 17:41
Last Updated: 2018-12-31 17:48
An moderate earthquake hit the Egyptian capital Cairo as well as other provinces on Monday afternoon, December 31, 2018, measuring 4 on the Richter scale, according to Sky News.
The head of the National Seismological Network, Dr. Ahmed Badawi, said seismic monitoring equipment recorded the tremor that occurred at 12.35 pm Monday afternoon Cairo time.
He explained that the tremor is moderate in strength and occurred at a depth of 20 km, and therefore was felt by the residents of several areas, including Katameya and the new administrative capital and areas north and east of Cairo.
No reports of casualties or damage have been released.