On 19 October 2012, at 03:35:11.2, an earthquake of mb 5.1 (European Mediterranean Seismological Centre [EMSC]) occurred in the passive continental margin of Egypt within the Nile Cone (Fig. 1a, Table 1). This event is considered the largest offshore earthquake in the last 57 years. Because much high‐quality data are recorded on modern digital instruments, we can make a more detailed source analysis. Figure 1a shows the locations of the seismograph stations in Egypt and the surrounding countries that recorded the earthquake. The same zone was attacked by a significant earthquake with Ms 6.7 on 12...

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