Dutch seismologist Frank Hoogerbietz (media)
He stressed that the earthquake that occurred Wednesday in Egypt is not considered a major earthquake, and that these tremors occur naturally and repeatedly
Cairo – Ashraf Abdel Hamid
Published on: September 22, 2023: 08:00 AM GST Last updated: September 22, 2023: 08:37 AM GST
In response to a new warning from Dutch seismologist Frank Hoogrebetz, the Institute for Astronomical Research in Egypt confirmed that… The Dutchman predicts an earthquake in Egypt During the days of September 19, 20, or 21, this is unscientific, ill-considered, and even irresponsible.
The institute said What the Dutchman is doing is not earthquake predictionHe stressed that the network did not monitor any change in any activity at the level of Egypt.
He added that all stations recorded only known earthquakes, the magnitude of which is less than one on the Richter scale, and therefore cannot be felt by humans. He pointed out that if sudden seismic activity occurs, the network monitors and reports it.
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The Institute explained that the areas where earthquakes occur in Egypt are small and medium tremors that occur in areas far from residential areas, and therefore the earthquake that occurred the day before yesterday, Wednesday, is not considered a major earthquake, stressing that these tremors occur naturally and repeatedly.
The institute had announced An earthquake measuring 4.4 Richter occurred Last Wednesday morning.
The institute confirmed that the earthquake occurred at exactly 4:30 in the morning, and was felt by residents of most governorates, noting that it occurred 265 kilometers northwest of Matrouh in the northwest of the country and at a depth of 13 kilometers.
The earthquake comes days after new predictions by the Dutch scientist, in which he confirmed that some clusters of strong earthquakes may occur From September 19 to 21where seismic activity is likely to reach a peak of 6 to 7 degrees.
“It probably won’t be long until a larger earthquake occurs off the coast of Portugal, Spain or Morocco,” Hogrebets said.
Previously, Dr. Gad Al-Qadi, Dean of the National Institute for Astronomical Research in Egypt, revealed that his country witnesses earthquakes daily, and they are monitored and recorded, but they are not perceptible and citizens do not feel them.
He said in previous statements to Al Arabiya.net that the nature of the earthquakes that occur in Egyptian lands have a strength less than average, explaining that areas in the north and east of the country are exposed to tremors, but citizens do not feel them.
He added that 90% of the earthquakes that occur in Egypt are imperceptible, because their magnitude is less than 2 degrees on the Richter scale, noting that from time to time the country witnesses tremors and their original source is outside Egyptian territory, from the Hellenic Arc or the eastern Mediterranean.
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