4.0 magnitude earthquake hits southeastern Saudi cities

The Saudi Geological Survey Authority recorded a 4.0 earthquake in the southern Saudi city of Dhahran Al-Janoub.(Wikimapia)
Updated 09 September 2018
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4.0 magnitude earthquake hits southeastern Saudi cities

JEDDAH: Monitoring stations at the Saudi Geological Survey Authority recorded an earthquake at 7:29 am local time (4:29 GMT).
Tariq Aba Al-Khaleel, spokesman for the authority, said the quake was measured at a magnitude of 4 on the Richter scale and was located northwest of the Yemeni territory, 70 kilometers away in the southern city of Dhahran Al-Janoub (Dhahran South).
He added that some residents of nearby cities felt the earthquake but it did not affect any of the Kingdom’s southern regions.
He said the cause of the tremor was due to the existence of cracks scattered in the region.


Saudi deputy defense minister arrives in Russia for official visit

Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)
Updated 23 min 19 sec ago
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Saudi deputy defense minister arrives in Russia for official visit

  • Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali and other high ranking officials

MOSCOW: A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.