With 2020 came the echoes of Australian fires and World War III. Either of these have long term side effects and consequences for the people to face over the decades. World War III is something that can be ignored. It is the heat of discussion and intention that can be easily forgotten to prevent the people of every nation from the long-lasting effects.
However, incidents like bush fires, earthquakes, floods cannot be undone. They are the natural calamities that the affected region has to face. The only thing that one can do is to make necessary arrangements to recover from these incidents as well as to avoid considerable scale destruction.
Saudi Arabia has a significant change in its environment that caused the nation to witness snowfall in deserts and massive floods lately in the kingdom during Moon-soon. However, it seems like the country is not safe from Earthquakes as well. Yes, you read it right. The country felt an earthquake recently. Read all the necessary details about it in the article below.
Earthquake Felt in the Madinah Region
It was fine Monday morning when around 11:35 am, the region of Madinah felt shackles on the ground that terrified the people. According to local newspaper, the earthquake tremors were felt having a magnitude of 2.18 points on the rector scale.
Where did the Earthquake Originate?
Commenting on the earthquake, the Saudi Geological Survey board spokesperson, Tariq Ab al Khalil said,
The epicenter of the earthquake was 5.4 km northwest of Madinah Munawaarh.
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Was the Earthquake Strong Enough to Terrify People?
No, the earthquake wasn’t strong enough due to minimal magnitude, but the residents of the northwest of Madinah Munawaarh felt tremors.
What is the take of the Geological Board on this Incident?
The geological survey board assured the people to stay calm and peaceful. They gave in confident saying,
Geological Survey is monitoring the situation. It is more than 270 state of the art equipment is working on recording shocks all the time.
Incidents like these always make a person remember that there is a creator who holds the decision of life and death. And after all the techniques, equipment, and technologies, you still cannot defeat death if it is destined to happen. May Allah protect us from these severe calamities. Please share the article with your fellows.