An earthquake was reported in Bahla town around 180 kilometre away from the capital Muscat yesterday at 9.23 pm local time. With a magnitude of 2.1, it was monitored and reported by the Earthquake Monitoring Centre, Sultan Qaboos University through a tweet at 1.52am today.
The tweet mentioned that the epicenter of the earthquake was 27 kilometres away from Nizwa, which is a popular tourist town in Oman. Nizwa also serves as the base camp for those exploring the nearby Jebel Akhdar mountain ranges.
The earthquake had a 5km deep epicenter, the effect of which was felt by several nearby areas. However, no loss lives or property were reported.