A minor earthquake was recorded at the east of Al Qunfudah Governorate in the Makkah region on Thursday.
Although the tremor was weak, according to a report by Saudi Gazette, some residents felt it.
The Saudi Press Agency quoted the authority spokesman Tariq Aba Al Khail as saying that National Earthquake Monitoring Network stations in the Kingdom recorded a tremor on Wednesday evening east of Al Qunfudah Governorate, measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale and nine kilometres in depth.
Al Khail confirmed that this is not the first time that frequent seismic activity has occurred at different intervals, calling on citizens not to panic as these earthquakes are small in strength.
“Though frequent seismic activity occurs but at intervals. These earthquakes are small in strength and their impact exceeds only the slightest sense by citizens.
“SGS is monitoring earthquakes in the Kingdom around the clock, reassuring citizens and residents that the situation is not a cause fear and panic,” he said, while asking God to protect the country from all evil.
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