The Egyptian National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research has made an announcement regarding concerns raised about the impact of the Anatolian rift after the major earthquake in Turkey on the African plate and whether Egypt is more susceptible to earthquakes due to its topography.
The Institute clarified that what is happening in Turkey has no relation to Egypt, and linking it to the issue of water and dams is baseless and lacks scientific foundation. The Institute has urged everyone to remain calm, as the earthquakes recorded are within the normal range.
The institute added:
“Egypt is located in an area prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Red Sea Rift, which is one of the major active faults in the region. However, yesterday’s earthquake was medium intensity and normal for Egypt’s crust.
While it is natural to be concerned and prepared for natural disasters, we urge the public to rely on reliable sources of information and not to spread rumors or misinformation that can cause unnecessary panic.”source: Facebook
The National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.