A magnitude four earthquake shook Egypt at 11:35 am on Monday, according to Chairman of the National Seismic Network Ahmed Badawi.
Badawi added that the earthquake hit strongly in Cairo, Giza and Delta governorates.
The earthquake’s center point was located in the al-Katameya area of Cairo, Badawi pointed out, adding that it did not result in any causalities.
The Pharaohs recorded earthquakes and their destructive effects. They considered them “God’s Hammer”. They even had ways to predict earthquakes through what they called a “Well Observatory,” whereby they would study changes that occur on the water’s surface in the well.
Egypt was hit by a devastating earthquake in the 19th century BC that affected Siwa Oasis.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm