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Magnitude 4.4 earthquake hits Edfu in Upper Egypt

The head of the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG), Gad al-Qadi, revealed the details of the Edfu earthquake recorded by the National Seismic Network on Tuesday.

Qadi explained that the stations recorded an earthquake with a magnitude higher than four degrees on Richter scale east of Luxor, and some citizens felt it.

The stations immediately began analyzing the earthquake data.

Accordingly, the NRIAG issued a statement detailing the earthquake, which it said occurred 46 kilometers southeast of Luxor, at 1:18 am with a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale.

The statement added that the institute had received information confirming that there were no losses of life or property.

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