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Al-Baha witnesses earthquake for 2nd time in a week
Al-Baha region in southern Saudi Arabia has witnessed an earthquake for the second time in a week.
The quake was of the magnitude of 1.95 on the Richter scale and a depth of 5 and a half kilometers, the Geological Survey Authority (GSA) spokesperson Tariq Aba Al-Khail announced.
Aba Al-Khail stated that some people in Al-Baha felt the earthquake due to its proximity to the earth's surface. He noted that the earthquake was small and posed no danger.
Aba Al-Khail explained that Saudi Arabia is on a divergent plate boundary, not a collision, so the earthquakes in it are all small/
He pointed out that more than 300 seismic observatories are distributed throughout the Kingdom in a thoughtful manner.
It is noteworthy that the southwest of Al-Baha Province had witnessed on Wednesday morning a 3.62 magnitude earthquake.
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