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Saudi Arabia’s Madinah hit by multiple tremors

Author: Youssef MohammedWed, 2018-01-17 17:26ID: 1516188434426641200

MADINAH, Saudi Arabia: One of Saudi Arabia’s holiest cities was hit by three tremors on Tuesday- measuring 0.75 t0 0.95 magnitude on the Richter scale.
Director general of the National Center for Earthquakes and Volcanoes at the Saudi Geological Survey, Hani Zahran, told Arab News that the tremors were an after effect of Tuesday’s 2.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the city, adding there was no reason for people to panic.

سجلت محطات الشبكة الوطنية للرصد الزلزالي التابعة للهيئة 3 هزات أرضية غير محسوسه تراوحت قوتها ما بين 0.95 – 0.75 درجة على مقياس ريختر تابعة للهزة الأرضية التي حدثت ظهر أمس الثلاثاء وتراقب الهيئة عن كثب النشاط الزلزالي في المنطقة ، ونطمئن المواطنين بعدم الخوف والهلع

— هيئة المساحة الجيولوجية السعودية (@SgsOrgSa) January 17, 2018

City officials confirmed Tuesday there were no reports of damage from the earthquake.
The center of the earthquake was 14km north-west of Madinah at a depth of 7 kilometers below the surface.

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