Located about 24 km from the Red Sea, the Abou Dabbab region is characterized by significant microseismic activity. The seismic history of this region is marked by two moderate magnitude earthquakes, the 12 November 1955 Mb 6.1 and the 2 June 1984 Mb 5.1. The 1955 Mb 6.1 earthquake was the largest recorded event to occur within Abou Dabbab. Woodward Clyde Consultants (1982) computed the first-motion focal mechanism for the 1955 event. The mechanism has a strike-slip faulting solution with a normal dip-slip component. The T-axis has a NNW trend. The two nodal planes that were determined...

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