5.6 magnitude earthquake off Iran's Kish Island jolts buildings in the UAE

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Muscat: A magnitude-5.6 tremor struck 48 kilometres off the coast of Kish Island early in the morning on Wednesday.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported the mild quake hit close to the Iranian island at around 05:00 Oman time.

The USGS located the quake epicentre in southern Iran, some 50km west-south-west of the Kish Island and 229km north-north-west of Abu Dhabi.


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