This Site is in Under Construction

Earthquake hits southern Iran, tremors felt in UAE

Date:

Dubai: A strong earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale shook vicinity of Kookherd in the southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan on Thursday morning. As United Arab Emirates (UAE) also experienced tremors.

The quake was reported at 3.15 am and people said they felt tremors for about five seconds. Residents in Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman posted messages on social media reporting swaying.

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) confirmed that the 5.0-magnitude quake was felt by residents in the UAE.

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

There are mixed reports coming regarding the intensity of quake as, the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences said it was magnitude 6.0, while the US Geological Survey placed it at 5.8.

Meanwhile, UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology centre recorded it as a 5.0 magnitude event.

Iran sits on two major tectonic plates and is prone to frequent and severe seismic activity.

In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude earthquake destroyed the city of Bam, killing at least 26,000.

In 2017, a magnitude 7 earthquake hit the border region between Iran and Iraq, killing 600 and injuring more than 9,000.

Moreover, earthquakes and tremors in the UAE are relatively frequent but damage to buildings is quite rare.

Last night, a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan, triggering a tsunami advisory. 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe

spot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY’S AGENDA FOR ECONOMIC REFORMS IN PAKISTAN

Salutations Karachi Editors Club and Live Rostrum and guests.Prelude...

World’s biggest producer Indonesia faces palm-oil crisis

JAKARTA: In mid-march Izawati Dewi, a mother of one, began...

Iran slams new US sanctions amid nuke deal uncertainty

TEHRAN: The spokesperson for Iran's Foreign Ministry, Saeed Khatibzadeh, dismissed...