Earthquakes hit Harat Al-Shaqa

May 16, 2009

The National Center for Monitoring Earthquakes and Volcanoes, an affiliate of the Saudi Geological Survey Authority, has reported that since yesterday evening 19 earthquakes have struck Harat Al-Shaqa, Al-Ais Center.

The earthquakes, which were felt between 9:30 pm last night and 11:00 am this morning, registered as high as 3.6 on the Richter scale.

In a statement, Civil Defense Force Commander Colonel Zuhair Sabieh stated that a geological team was surveying Harat Al-Shaqa, adding that no village of Al-Ais Center was evacuated.

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