Saudi borders were not affected as 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Red Sea

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Saudi Gazette report

JEDDAH — A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck the center of the Pink Sea on Thursday morning, in keeping with spokesman of the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS).

Tariq Aba Al-Khail, the spokesman, mentioned: “Reward be to God; the Saudi borders weren’t affected by this earthquake.” He elaborated that the stations of the Nationwide Seismic Monitoring Community on the Geological Hazards Middle monitored this morning at 6:52: 29, an earthquake that felt in the course of the Pink Sea, with a seismic magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale, and a depth of 32 kilometers. Aba Al-Khail attributed this earthquake to the fault within the Pink Sea, which represents the western border of the Arabian tectonic plate and its divergence from the African tectonic plate.

In accordance with research, the seismic scenario typically within the Kingdom ranges from ‘weak’ to ‘average,’ which is a reassuring scenario. The SGS repeatedly carries out seismic danger evaluation research. It additionally conducts detailed research within the proposed websites for constructing main strategic improvement tasks within the Kingdom with a view to design earthquake-resistant buildings on the premise of the Saudi Constructing Code.

The SGS undertakes actions associated to numerous earth sciences, together with geological survey work, mineral exploration, and conducting analysis and research associated to earth sciences, equivalent to monitoring earthquakes, finding out volcanoes, and the dangers ensuing from torrents, floods, and mining waste. It additionally undertakes full supervision of the community, following up on related authorities stations, notifying them formally of seismic occasions, and offering an info base for all Saudi universities and analysis facilities in a right away and steady method.

The SGS has established various seismic stations outfitted with the most recent tools to seize the smallest earthquakes that happen in seismically energetic areas. It additionally repeatedly evaluates volcanic risks within the Kingdom by conducting volcanic motion research and getting ready repeatedly the mandatory stories and maps for the areas which are underneath research.

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