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Sudan/Egypt - Earthquakes Aug 1993 UN DHA Information Report No. 1

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DHA-GENEVA 93/0296
SUDAN/EGYPT - EARTHQUAKES
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
3 AUGUST 1993

1. AN EARTHQUAKE, FOLLOWED BY TREMORS, STRUCK KHARTOUM ON 1 AUGUST. INTENSITY REPORTED BETWEEN 5 AND 6.2 RICHTER SCALE AND EPICENTER ABOUT 300 MILES NORTHEAST OF KHARTOUM. PRESS REPORTS 3 PERSONS DEAD, 10-20 INJURED. ONLY A FEW BUILDINGS DAMAGED.

2. A FEW DAYS BEFORE QUAKE, SOME VOLCANIC ACTIVITY WAS REPORTED IN OMDURMAN, WHICH MAY BE LINKED TO TREMORS. DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF GEOLOGICAL RESEARCH CORPORATION HAS RECOMMENDED THAT CITIZENS SLEEP OUTDOORS.

3. A MILD EARTHQUAKE HIT CAIRO TODAY, CAUSING TALL BUILDINGS TO SHAKE. THERE WERE NO IMMEDIATE REPORTS OF DAMAGE OR CASUALTIES.

4. THE GOVTS HAVE NOT APPEALED FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

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