Subj: Earthquake reported near Cairo
Date: 12/28/99 5:42:40 AM Pacific Standard Time
From: (New Millennium)
To: (Newmill)

12/28/99 -- 8:31 AM

Earthquake reported near Cairo

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - A moderate earthquake struck near Cairo today,
Egypt's Seismological Center reported.

The earthquake, which registered a magnitude of 4.8, was centered 110
miles north of Cairo, center's officials said. Quakes measuring 5 can
cause considerable damage.

The tremor occurred at 2:07 p.m. and was felt in Cairo and other nearby
cities. No injuries or damage was immediately reported.