Small earthquake tremors felt in the UAE
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake has occured in Iran, and due to the country’s proximately to the UAE, residents have reported feeling the tremors.
Various reports have confirmed an earthquake in the Iranian city of Bandar Abbas, a port city across the Southern coast of Iran on the Arabian Gulf. The city is one of the closet points between Iran and the Emirates, meaning that if a quake hits Iran, Dubai and other UAE residents are likely to feel it.
Just moments after the 5.4 earthquake hit Iran, Dubai and Abu Dhabi residents reported feeling mild tremors. Earthquake Disaster Information system for the Marmara region calculates the impact felt by the UAE is only in the range of “felt”, with the highest impact level being “devastating”, which is not even attributed to the Iranian point of origin.
All in all, there’s nothing to worry about here in the UAE. Feeling tremors is still rather uncommon, the only other report this year being in February, due to a similiar quake in Iran.
Still, people across Twitter have taken the time to make jokes about the minor tremors people were worrying about. With several users reporting the shaking to be so minimal they thought it was in there head.
Here’s a look at our favourite tweets:
Nooo no earthquakes pls dubai stay still— Dani (@caraMeruMomo) October 21, 2019