Minor earthquake strikes near Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near the city of Khamis Mushait in Saudi Arabia. (Saudi Geological Survey)

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near the city of Khamis Mushait in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Geological Survey reported on Wednesday.

“The national network stations at the National Center for Earthquakes and Volcanoes monitored today at 6:14 pm an earthquake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale, 2.5 kilometers deep, is 10 kilometers south of Khamis Mushait,” the authority said.

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No injuries have been reported, the Saudi al-Ekhbariya TV channel said.

Khamis Mushait is a city in south-west Saudi Arabia, located east of Abha in the Asir province. It is 1,300 kilometers from Dhahran and 884 kilometers from the capital Riyadh.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 28 October 2020 KSA 16:29 - GMT 13:29
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