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Elham AbolFateh
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Tuesday 30 May 2017

Science & Technology

Two earthquakes shake Gulf of Aqaba today

Friday 19/May/2017 - 07:17 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Moamar
Dr. Awad Hassoub، head of Earthquake Department at the National Institute for Astronomy and Geophysics، said that two earthquakes of 3.5 and 3.1 magnitude of Richter scale hit the Gulf of Aqaba zone at 1 pm.، and 4 pm.، respectively.
Hassoub added in remarks to “Sada El bald” that today earthquakes were not sensible. They affect only inhabitants of the converging areas to the epicenter of the quakes.
Head of the Astronomy and Geophysics pointed out that Aqaba zone is among the active seismic areas across the globe. It had experienced a destructive earthquake in 1992 which damaged Egypt fiercely.

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