What to Know About the Reported Tremors in UAE

  • Publish date: Thursday، 17 March 2022
What to Know About the Reported Tremors in UAE

An earthquake measuring 5.0 magnitude struck near southern Iran early on Thursday, the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) in UAE said.

Social media users reported tremors from the quake were felt in the UAE, including in Dubai and Sharjah.

Tremors were also felt in Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain.

The UAE's National Centre of Meteorology said the earthquake was detected by its network of stations at 3.15am. The centre recorded it as a 5.0 magnitude event.

The seismic event was reported 60 kilometres north of the Iranian coastal town of Bandar Lengeh.

The GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said it was magnitude 6.0, while the US Geological Survey placed it at 5.8.

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