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.


TheFace: Khaloud K. Almansour, Saudi diplomat

Khaloud K. Almansour. (AN photo by Ziyad Alarfaj)
Updated 7 min 29 sec ago
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TheFace: Khaloud K. Almansour, Saudi diplomat

  • She managed and oversaw partnership projects of more than SR83 million ($22.12 million) with national, regional, and international corporates
  • Almansour has supervised a number of strategic partnerships across sectors and is a strong operations professional with a master of science focused on political science and government

Khaloud K. Almansour is a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia, and also managing director of Lion Entertainment. She is experienced in the field of partnership management with a proven history of success in the communication management industry. 

She managed and oversaw partnership projects of more than SR83 million ($22.12 million) with national, regional, and international corporates. 

She has supervised a number of strategic partnerships across sectors and is a strong operations professional with a master of science focused on political science and government.

“Keep your head high, and look straight, scan the area, and move forward with confidence,” Almansour has advised.

“Every battle is a challenge to discover a new aspect of your personality. You do not know your limits until you test them, and for every move, you’ve got to be strategic.

“Thus, I identify with horse races — to create a great partnership with the horse and reach the end of the race, you must put your best qualities forward. Patience, good communication, and trust are the three words in the bible of life by which to grow and prosper with your stakeholders.”