Saudi: More Than 7,000 Earthquakes Detected In 2018

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Earthquake monitoring stations belonging to the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) have detected 7,172 earthquakes during 2018 in the region.

SGS spokesperson, Tariq Abaakhel listed the areas where earthquakes have been recorded throughout the year.

Among those areas was Harrat Al-Shaqa, a lava field in northwestern Saudi Arabia, which has witnessed 3,027 earthquakes, with a magnitude of 2.7 on the Richter scale.

Saudi Arabia seismic activity in a small village in Al-Ihsa, in Haradh region, reached 1,316 earthquakes, with a magnitude of 3.5 on the Richter scale.

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In the Kingdom’s northern Red Sea region, 1,066 earthquakes were detected with a magnitude of 2.9 on the Richter scale. While the southern Red Sea region recorded 32 earthquakes with a magnitude of 2.9.

Along the Gulf of Aqaba, 376 earthquakes were detected with an average magnitude of 3.3.


Source Credit: Arab News


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