UAE records 70 aftershocks following earthquakes in Iran

More than 70 aftershocks of very low magnitude were recorded by the UAE’s seismic network following the two earthquakes that hit southern Iran on Sunday, according to a UAE meteorology official.

Residents in Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi reported feeling the tremors that lasted “two to three minutes” on November 14. Multiple buildings were evacuated for tenants’ safety.

Khamis Al Shamsi, an official from the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), told Khaleej Times on Monday that the National Seismic Network recorded two earthquakes on Sunday in southern Iran — both in the same location.

The quakes measured 6.2 and 6.7 in magnitude on the Richter scale at 4.07pm and 4.08pm UAE time, with a depth of 10km and at a distance of 200km north of Ras Al Khaimah.


Khaleej Times

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