Team shortlist13 Nov 2017 AT 09:19 AM

Earthquake tremors felt in the UAE

The 7.3 magnitude quake was felt by residents in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah...
Team shortlist13 Nov 2017 AT 09:19 AM
Earthquake tremors felt in the UAE
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If you felt the ground shake beneath you last night, that was not your imagination. You witnessed the tremors of a powerful earthquake that occurred on the Iran-Iraq border.

The 7.3 magnitude quake was felt by residents in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah with many taking to social media to share their experience.




While there doesn't seem to be any major effects in the UAE, the news isn't so good around the epicentre of the quake along the Iran-Iraq border, with widespread damage and loss of life now being reported. 

Iran sits on a major faultline and the region is prone to frequent tremors. In 2003, an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale destroyed the city of Bam.

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