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

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.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.