UAE residents felt 6.3 magnitude quake, 5 killed in Iran


ABU DHABI — UAE residents felt a quake measuring 6.3 magnitude on Richter Scale that jolted South Iran on Saturday at 3:24 am, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said.

Tremors from the quake did not have any impact on the UAE, NCM added, WAM reported.

Residents from various parts of the UAE felt tremors earlier this morning at 1:32 am following a similar magnitude quake in South Iran.

At least five people were killed and 44 others injured after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck southern Iran early Saturday, Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

The quake hit 100 kilometres (60 miles) southwest of the port city of Bandar Abbas in Hormozgan province at 1.32 am, the US Geological Survey said.

Iranian media put the strength of the quake at 6.1 while the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said it had a 6.0 magnitude. The quake was at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles), EMSC said.

It was followed by at least 7 more minor quakes with magnitudes ranging from 4.3 to 6, USGS said. — Agencies

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