11 July 2012

Egypt: High Dam Safe

The High Dam was not affected by Monday's tremor that hit Egypt, said Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Hisham Qandeel on Tuesday 10/7/2012.

All Dam establishments are in excellent condition, he said, adding that the temblor had no effect at all on the body of the Dam.

The Dam is working at full capacity and meets the needs of water and electricity in Egypt, he asserted.

The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) said on Monday that the earthquake was felt by the residents of Cairo.

The earthquake, which hit south of Turkey, measured 6.3 on the Richter scale and was felt in Cairo at exactly 3:55 pm, NRIAG Chairman Hatem Ouda told MENA on Monday

The quake's epicentre lied in the Mediterranean Sea east of the Greek island of Rhodes and south of the Turkish mainland at a depth of 33 km, Ouda said. No reports of casualties or material damage inside Egypt were made, he said.

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