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City of the Prophet Madinah experiences 2.5 magnitude earthquake

Wednesday January 17, 2018 7:10 AM, & Agencies

Madinah Earthquake

Madinah (Saudi Arabia):
The Holy City of Madinah experienced a 2.5 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, engineer Hani Zahran of the Saudi Geological Society told Arab News.

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

The center of the earthquake was 14 kilometers north-west of Madinah at a depth of 7 kilometers below the surface, Arab News said in a report.

Col. Khaled Al-Johani, spokesman of the Civil Defense in the city, said they had received a call around 03:00 pm with residents in the townships west of Madinah having felt a tremor.

Tariq Aba Al-Khail, a spokesman for the General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection, said that the tremor was "weak and not dangerous", noting that small tremors occur often in the Kingdom.

Brig. Gen. Abdulrahman Al-Harbi, director of civil fed defense department ordered specialists from civil defense and the Saudi Geological Survey to issue the necessary reports.

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