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Earthquake hits south Egypt

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Laaska news  Dec. 27, 2011

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An earthquake measuring 4.2 has occurred in southern Egypt.

According to the National Institute of Astronomical and Geophysical Research, tremors were reported on Monday evening near Lake Nasser, south of Aswan. The population of the High Dam city barely noticed the quake, however, the tremors were felt by people in the desert regions, several tens of kilometers south of Aswan.

According to scientists, the epicenter was located at a depth of two kilometers. This area was once considered a seismically hazardous area, but over the last few decades there had not been a single tremor.



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