Many took to social media after feeling the slight tremors just before 3pm on Monday afternoon…

Residents of Dubai and the wider UAE took to social media on the afternoon of Monday October 21 after feeling minor earthquake tremors.

At around 2.58pm, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Southern Iran, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMCS) confirmed on Twitter.

The EMCS, an Independent Scientific Organization and provider of real-time earthquake info detailed that the earthquake was felt by residents in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and also Doha.

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Because of Iran’s proximity to the UAE, when it is hit by a big quake, Dubai typically experiences mild to moderate tremors (so do the northern emirates, of course, but because of Dubai’s high-rises, they tend to be felt more strongly here).

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) here in Dubai also took to Twitter to confirm the earthquake. In the Tweet, the NCMS confirmed it as felt by residents in the north of the UAE too.

Residents took to social media to report feeling shaking and slight tremors.

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