Earthquake detected off coast of Jeddah


Published: 2017-10-17 11:09

Last Updated: 2017-10-17 11:51

Image credit: Saudi Geological Survey
Image credit: Saudi Geological Survey
Roya News Source

An earthquake measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale was detected in the middle of the Red Sea on Tuesday, according to the Saudi Geological Survey.

The agency reported that the tremors originated 91km off the coast of Jeddah and at a depth of 20.88km. No damage has been reported in the city.

Earthquakes in Saudi Arabia are rare and usually occur in the west of the country near the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba. A series of minor quakes, the worst measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale, hit the area around the city of al Medinah in April to June 2009.