Earthquake strikes Iran, tremors felt in UAE

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Mild tremors were recorded in Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE after an earthquake hit Iran on Sunday afternoon.

Residents of Ras Al Khaimah reported feeling gentle tremors around 3 pm yesterday – a result of an earthquake that struck Qeshm Island, south of Iran.

The National Centre of Meteorology confirmed that Qeshm Island was hit by a 5 magnitude tremor at 2.54pm. It said the earthquake occurred at a depth of 42km and was slightly felt by residents in RAK.

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No injuries or damage were reported, the centre said.

Source: The National