An earthquake struck in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia late on 22nd January, Wednesday night. According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), the earthquake was recorded at 09:30 pm local time at 3.9 Magnitude on the Richter scale.
The NCM also monitored an earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale that struck Iran’s southern province at 11:23 pm local time the same night. The epicentre was determined at 28.093 degrees north latitude and 56.866 degrees east longitude, with the focus at the depth of 21 km.
No immediate report of casualties or damage has been reported yet. Teams have been dispatched to the quake-hit region to assess the possible damage and help people in need.