The 1992 Cairo earthquake occurred at 15:09 local time (13:09
UTC) on 12 October, with an
Dahshur, 35 km (22 mi) south of
earthquake had a
magnitude of 5.8, but was unusually destructive for its size, causing 545 deaths, injuring 6,512 and making 50,000 people homeless. It was the most damaging seismic event to affect Cairo since 1847.