Series of quakes rattle UAE, Iran
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A 5.9 earthquake in southern Iran has been felt by the United Arab Emirates. The latest is just in a series of small quakes to hit the region. On Wednesday it was reported that three quakes hit Iran's Kish Island. It is reported that Dubai felt these tremors.
The latest tremor is being covered on the social media with constant updates and under different hashtags including (#dubai #uae #earthquake #earthquakedubai #earthquakeuae) that is likely to continue till things become quiet again.
The social media is reporting different Richter Scale points of 4.5. 4.7 and 4.8 magnitude tremors in the estuary of the Strait of Hormuz with the last one having a depth of 10 kilometers.
The US Geological Survey said two magnitude 4.7 temblors struck, followed by a 5.3 off the island near the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
Iran lies on major seismic faults and experiences one earthquake a day on average. In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people. A magnitude 7 earthquake that struck western Iran in 2017 killed more than 600 people and injured more than 9,000.