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Earthquake felt in UAE as 5.1 magnitude quake strikes Iran – News

Tremors were felt by residents of Dubai, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah.

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale was recorded in south Iran on Monday at 2.58pm, UAE time, according to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM).

Tremors were felt by residents of Dubai, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah. No damages were reported.

Umer Farook, an Indian web developer, told Khaleej Times that he was on his desk when he felt the tremor.

“I asked my friends about anything abnormal, and they shared the same feeling.”

Reiterating the same, Saad Oraiqat, a photographer, said he also felt the tremor.

“Reports of the tremor went viral on social media, and soon the news was confirmed by NCMS.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.



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