7,172 earthquakes were detected in Saudi regions in 2018

SGS spokesperson, Tariq Abaakhel listed the areas where earthquakes have been recorded throughout the year. (File photo: SPA)
Updated 21 January 2019
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7,172 earthquakes were detected in Saudi regions in 2018

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

JEDDAH: 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.
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 of 3.3 magnitude.


Sharm El-Sheikh main road named after King Salman

Updated 26 April 2019
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Sharm El-Sheikh main road named after King Salman

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt: The main road in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh has been named after King Salman, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Maj. Gen. Khaled Fouda, governor of South Sinai, made the announcement during a ceremony to mark the 37th anniversary of Sinai Liberation Day.

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Egypt Osama Nugali, who is also the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the Arab League, participated in the event.

Nugali thanked President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi for bestowing the honor on King Salman.