Minor earthquake recorded in Saudi, no casualties announced

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A minor tremor, measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale, was recorded in Saudi Arabia’s southern Asir region on Tuesday, according to official news agency SPA. There was no report of casualty or material loss, the agency added.

Tariq Abalkhail, spokesman of the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS), said the National Network for Seismic Monitoring at the National Centre for Earthquakes and Volcanoes monitored an earthquake measuring 3.1 degrees on Richter scale with a depth of 2.5km located 10 kilometres south of Khamis Mishait province.

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According to local media reports, this was the second time Khamis Mushait region experienced a mild earthquake in the last six months. On May 9, a tremor, measuring 3.45 on the Richter scale, was recorded in an area 16km east of Khamis Mushait.

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