Saudi Arabia: What to Know About the Jeddah Earthquake and Storm (Infographic)

Jedda, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi Arabian government announced Monday that the country had suffered a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and a magnitude 8.8 tsunami, but it said the death toll had not yet been officially declared.Jedda has been hit hard by two earthquakes in the last week, one on Monday that killed more than 50…

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Jedda, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi Arabian government announced Monday that the country had suffered a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and a magnitude 8.8 tsunami, but it said the death toll had not yet been officially declared.

Jedda has been hit hard by two earthquakes in the last week, one on Monday that killed more than 50 people and the other on Sunday that killed around 200.

The government said it was continuing its efforts to evacuate the city of JeddA, which was still under a state of emergency.

“In light of the devastation, the authorities have suspended all public activities,” the Saudi Gazette newspaper reported.

In the wake of the latest quake, Saudi officials issued a statement calling for a nationwide alert.

At least 25 people have died since last week’s quake, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, which has estimated the death count to be in the hundreds.