UAE Residents Feel Tremors From Earthquake Off Iran Coast

Earthquake measuring 5.5 on Richter scale took place in Iran while tremors were felt in Abu Dhabi and Northern parts of the UAE.



Mild tremors were felt in the UAE following an earthquake that hit South Iran on Wednesday morning, state news agency WAM reported.

UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said that it registered an earthquake of magnitude 5.5 on Richter scale that hit South Iran, 300 kilometers from Abu Dhabi.

A mild tremor was felt in the different parts of the UAE, the NCMS confirmed.

The quake hit at 5.32am and struck 30 miles off the Kish Island.

UAE residents-mainly from Abu Dhabi and the northern parts of the UAE- took to social media websites early Wednesday morning to report tremors. There were no reports of injuries or any damage to property.

Iran is highly prone to earthquakes, and a 6.3 magnitude quake in April last year led to massive tremors across the GCC states.

Earlier this year, a quake measuring 5.1 on Richter scale hit Qashem Island in Iran, following which tremors were felt in Dubai.

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