Dubai Feels Earthquake
By Mascha Cenia
Early Thursday morning, an earthquake in southern Iran was felt throughout the UAE.
The earthquake occurred 60 kilometers north of Bandar Lengeh, Iran’s coastal town.
It was magnitude 6.0, according to the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, and 5.8 according to the US Geological Survey.
The swaying was reported by residents in Dubai, Sharjah, and Ajman on social media.
The earthquake was detected around 3.15 a.m. by the UAE’s National Center of Meteorology’s network of stations. It was classified as a 5.0 magnitude earthquake by the center.
On Twitter, one local commented, “Though I was on a boat.”
Another user said, “Another powerful tremor and vibration, cracking sound of windows and structure, never felt one here before.”
Iran is situated between two main tectonic plates and is subject to frequent and severe earthquakes.
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