Minor earthquake hits Saudi Arabia’s region of al-Baha

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A 3.62-magnitude earthquake hit the Saudi Arabian region of al-Baha Wednesday morning, the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) said in a statement.

SGS said the quake struck southwest al-Baha at 9:34 a.m.

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In a separate statement, SGS spokesman Tarek Aba-Alkheil explained that the earthquake was a result of tectonic stresses in the Red Sea.

He added that a specialized team has been dispatched to inspect the areas where the earthquake struck to assess its impact on the facilities and gather information necessary to prepare a report on seismic activity in the area.

According to Al-Ekhbariya channel, there have been no reports of casualties or any serious damage.

Al-Ekhbariya added that the earthquake was also felt by residents in the areas of al-Makhwah and Baljurashi.

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