Saudi geological center denies Jeddah earthquake warnings

The Saudi Geological Survey denied social media allegations that an earthquake warning was issued for the city of Jeddah. (Shutterstock)
Updated 12 February 2018
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Saudi geological center denies Jeddah earthquake warnings

JEDDAH: The Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) denied social media allegations that an earthquake warning was issued for the city of Jeddah.
Through its official twitter account, the authority verified that no ground tremors have been detected and also confirmed that the National Center for Earthquakes and Volcanoes, part of SGS, had not detected any seismic activity in Jeddah either.
The statements comes amid rumors that circulated on social media claiming that a warning had been issued for an earthquake, measuring from three to 5.5 on the richter scale, according to various unconfirmed sources.
The Makkah governorate urged citizens and residents not to believe all the rumors they view online and asserted the need for people to trust viable information from accurate sources.
Meanwhile, SGS continued its earthquakes and volcanic awareness and education campaign in Riyadh to educate student about the natural phenomena, how to deal with earthquakes before, during and after their occurrence and show them the role of the National Center for Erathquakes and Volcanoes in monitoring and tracking seismic activity In the Kingdom.


Saudi Arabia marks international biodiversity day

Updated 23 May 2018
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Saudi Arabia marks international biodiversity day

  • The Saudi Wildlife Authority marked the day under the slogan “Celebrating 25 years of efforts to protect biodiversity.”
  • Acknowledging the day is in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 which promotes environmental sustainability to protect nature.

RIYADH: The Saudi Wildlife Authority joined the world as it celebrated the annual International Day for Biological Diversity, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The authority marked the day under the slogan “Celebrating 25 years of efforts to protect biodiversity.”

Vice President of the Saudi Wildlife Authority, Hani bin Mohammed Ali Tatwani, said marking the day is in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 which promotes environmental sustainability to protect nature.

The authority was established in 1986 and is responsible for the conservation and development of wildlife in the kingdom.

Several events were held at the Bujairi Quarter and Al-Hayat Mall to commemorate the date.

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues.