Oman: Earthquake reported in Bahla town

Bahla Town
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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.

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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.



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