Dubai has been shaken by an earthquake
Tremors were felt all over the city…
Dubai has been rocked by a large earthquake centred near the Iran-Iraq border.
The quake struck at 10.24pm on Sunday, Dubai time. According to the US Geological Survey, it was centred 103km southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah in Iraq, and had a magnitude of 7.3.
At least 328 people in Iran were killed, and more than 5,300 were injured, officials say.
In Iraq, the earthquake left at least six people dead, and more than 50 injured.
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The quake was felt widely across the Middle East, including as far away as the UAE.
Many Dubai residents took to Twitter to report the quake.
Anyone else in Dubai feeling an earthquake
— Moadh Bukhash (@MoadhBukhash) November 12, 2017
Earth quake/tremors are so rare in Dubai that it’s such a strange feeling when it occurs.
First thing i always question whenever it happens is if i am losing my sanity.
— Mufaddal Fakhruddin (@mufaaf) November 12, 2017
— Naji Nakhle (@NakhleNaji) November 12, 2017
The earthquake had me so shook i’m in the 13th floor #dubai
— SUGA’s Suga (@Yoongillionaire) November 12, 2017
On Monday, Dubai Municipality said the tremors had not caused any damage in the emirate.
“With the epicenter of the earthquake being 1,378 km away from the emirate, the quake was felt only by high-altitude residents and tall towers where some individuals felt a slight vibration that had no effect on individuals and buildings,” said Mohammed Mashroom, survey director at Dubai Municipality.
In Kuwait, the quake was felt so strongly that residents rushed out of their buildings and onto the streets, according to photos shared to social media.
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) November 12, 2017
— Imran Rafiq (@imranbird) November 12, 2017