Saudi Arabia’s Madinah hit by multiple tremors

Thursday, January 18, 2018

MADINAH, Saudi Arabia: One of Saudi Arabia’s holiest cities was hit by three tremors on Tuesday — measuring 0.75 t0 0.95 magnitude on the Richter scale.

Hani Zahran, director general of the National Center for Earthquakes and Volcanoes at the Saudi Geological Survey, told Arab News that the tremors were aftereffects of Tuesday’s 2.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the city. He said there was no reason for people to panic.

City officials confirmed Tuesday there were no reports of damage from the earthquake.

The center of the earthquake was 14km north-west of Madinah at a depth of 7 kilometers below the surface.