An earthquake in southern Saudi Arabia, with a magnitude of 3.1

The stations of the National Seismic Network of the National Center of Earthquakes and Volcanoes of the Saudi Geological Survey monitored an earthquake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale.

A spokesman for the Geological Survey, Tariq Aba Al-Khail, said that the quake occurred at a depth of 2.5 km south of Khamis Mushait governorate in the Asir region.

He explained that the cause of the tremor is due to the stress resulting from the tensile strength due to the expansion of the Red Sea floor from the western direction, which causes the reactivation of faults in that region, whether the faults parallel to the Red Sea or perpendicular to it.

Aba Al-Khail assured everyone that the earthquake is weak on the Richter scale, and no damages have been registered so far.

And he indicated that the National Center for Seismic and Volcanology monitors the incoming signals through 270 monitoring stations spread in all regions of the Kingdom in a scientific and thoughtful way.

Source: SPA

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