MADINA – Authorities have postponed plan to facilitate returning home of Al-Eis residents after two new tremors were recorded in the area on Saturday, General Saleh Al-Muhawas, Director General of Civil Defense here, said.
His statement came as two new tremors measuring 3.1 and 3.4 degrees on Richter scale with 6.88 km and 6.2 km depth were recorded late Friday and early Saturday in the region.
“The danger continues to be there and the emergency situation was still in place,” he added. Additional forces, he said, may be immediately deployed in case of any emergency situation.
The Presidency of Meteorology and Environment in its daily bulletin said no volcanic vapor was detected at Harrat Al-Shaqa in Al-Eis region. It also said that the thermal measurements have been recorded at their normal levels. – Okaz/SG (With reports from Khaled Al-Shalalhi and Ali Al-Harbi)