An Earthquake was Felt in UAE on Wednesday

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 15 June 2022
An Earthquake was Felt in UAE on Wednesday
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The National Centre of Meteorology in the UAE said an earthquake was "felt in the UAE" but "without effect". A 5.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Iran at 10.06am on Wednesday.

People in Dubai reported feeling tremors on Wednesday morning after an earthquake hit Iran.

Tremors are occasionally felt in the UAE, especially if they are larger than magnitude 5.0.

In June 2020, a 5.1-magnitude quake occurred at a depth of 30 kilometres in Iran's southern Fars Province, causing slight tremors in northern parts of the Emirates.

In February that year, residents across the UAE felt the ground shake after a 5.8-magnitude quake struck Iran's Qeshm Island.

Iran one of the world’s most seismically active countries.

Its deadliest was a 7.4-magnitude quake that occurred in northern Iran in 1990, killing 40,000 people and injuring 300,000. At least 500,000 were left homeless.