Egyptian Geologist Expects An Earthquake To Hit Egypt

Raghad Khaled

An Egyptian Professor Expects An Earthquake To Hit Egypt and Ethiopia

A professor of geology at Cairo University named Abbas Sharaki predicts that an earthquake is going to hit near Egypt’s High Dam and Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam.

The professor made this prediction after an earthquake hit Ethiopia last Monday.

Sharaki stated that “A new earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale occurred on the afternoon of May 8, 2023, at 2:26 pm Cairo time, at a depth of 9.8 km, only 100 kilometers northeast of the Renaissance Dam.” It is thought to be the closest ever among hundreds of earthquakes in Ethiopia during the last century.”

Therefore, here are some tips that might help in case of an Earthquake:

1. If you are inside, stay inside.

If you’re inside a room, your chances to be harmed by the earthquake are minimal in comparison to when you try to leave, it’s also best to be weary of falling objects like cabinets, glass, and hanging objects. It also goes without saying that you should protect and cover your faces at all costs



2. If you are in a moving vehicle, stop as quickly and safely as possible.

Pull to the side of the road and stay inside until the earthquake is over. Do not stop under overpasses or power lines.

Stay inside the car and apply the parking brakes, it’s a good place to stay until the shaking stops.

3. If you are in a high-rise building also drop, cover, and hold on.

Avoid using the elevators at all costs, because the electricity system could fail.

 Stay away from windows and outside walls.

4. If you are in a crowded place, remember to drop, cover, and hold on.

Do not run towards the doorways because others will probably have the same idea and it will create congestion.




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