The stations of the National Seismic Network at the National Center for Earthquakes and Volcanoes of the Geological Survey Authority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at 14:56:07, detected an earthquake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale, with a depth of 2.5 kilometers, south of The governorate of Khamis Mushait, in the Asir region, ten kilometers.
The official spokesman for the Geological Survey, Tariq Aba Al-Khail, confirmed – in a statement released today – that the cause of the earthquake 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 area, whether parallel to the Red Sea or vertical faults. on him.
Aba Al-Khail assured everyone that the earthquake is considered weak on the Richter scale and no damages have been recorded so far, indicating that the National Center for Earthquake and Volcanism Monitoring is following the incoming signals through 270 monitoring stations spread in all regions of the Kingdom in a scientific and thoughtful way.