Did you feel it too?
A large earthquake has just hit the Middle East, that has been felt across Egypt, Palestine, Jordan and Northern Saudi Arabia. Social media channels have been flooded with reports of the earthquake during the sandstorm. Initial reports say the epicenter was in Sinai. The last earthquake speculated to be of this size felt in Egypt was in 1992 and measured 5.8 on the Richter scale. More information to follow.
UPDATE: The earthquake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was 5km from Nuweiba.
This looks to be a stronger than usual quake, felt across Egypt, Israel and Northern Saudi Arabia.— Secular (@TheSecular) June 27, 2015
I felt that brief earthquake in Zamalek- Cairo. Peace at home IF YOU PLEASE. #Egypt— Mohamed Fadel Fahmy (@MFFahmy11) June 27, 2015
I usually regret not experiencing earthquakes with my family because my mother's reaction is always Instagram video worthy.— Ramy Kandil (@ramykand) June 27, 2015
My dog didn't feel the earthquake she was sleeping with her four legs in the air...— Deena (@deenahsn) June 27, 2015
So there really was an earthquake? I felt it but mom and Basbousa didn't, I thought I was imagining it— Emm Kay (@emmkaff) June 27, 2015
Tiny earthquake just felt in Israel. The tunnels must go deeper than anyone suspected.— Gregg Carlstrom (@glcarlstrom) June 27, 2015
Sandstorm, now earthquake. But the Nile seems to be its usual peculiar ineffable colour though.— Samer Al-Atrush (@SameralAtrush) June 27, 2015