Why was Saudi Arabia not affected by the earthquake that struck Turkey today? .. A “geological” spokesman explains and reveals the cause of its occurrence

Al-Marsad Newspaper: The official spokesman for the Saudi Geological Survey, Tariq Aba Al-Khail, said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was not affected – praise be to God – by the earthquake that struck Turkey this Monday morning at 4:17:35 with a magnitude of 7.7 on the Richter scale.

He continued: This is due to the distance between the earthquake site and the Saudi border, which is more than 1,000 kilometers.

He explained that the cause of the earthquake was due to the active tectonic movement of the Anatolian rift in southeastern Turkey, which is a seismically active rift due to the tectonic stresses resulting from the collision of the Arabian plate with the Eurasian plate in the Taurus Mountains region in southeastern Turkey.