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Earthquake Crack in Ras Muhammad National Park, Egypt

Well this is not a very imaginative name for this earth crevice at this park, but it is descriptive! This is the only time I've witnessed a true earthquake crack in the surface of the earth. It was rather impressive:



The crack is located in this beautiful national park of Ras Muhammad on the Sinai Peninsula near Sharm el Sheik in Egypt. The setting is extremely scenic for a non-desert dweller such as myself:


The cracks are filled with water up to approximately 50 ft in depth. The water is sea water and rises with the tides.





As you can read in the description below, there are specialized life forms that are adapted to this dark environment within the crevice.


The crack dates back thousands of years;




This is one of the main attractions of the park. There was no guided tours of which I was aware and little information was provided for background. As a result, this is mostly a photo catalogue of my time at this earthquake crack in Ras Mohammed National

Park.



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Roger Wells
Roger Wells
3 days ago
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This is pretty cool. 😎 Looks pretty desolate where you were.

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Kirk
Kirk
2 days ago
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Yeah, it’s a desert

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Mike Wells
Mike Wells
Apr 04
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

It's very unique thtthis happened by an earthquake and how it fills up with water. I am not sure how close the nearest town is but why the people have not used this water as a resource. Possibly it's not feasible.

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Kirk
Kirk
Apr 04
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Nearest town is far. This is near the ocean so certainly this is salt water not fit for consumption. Not much rain water in these parts.

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