Sultan Qaboos University, Oman records Iranian earthquake

Muscat: Seismographs at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) earthquake monitoring centre recorded a quake of 5.5 magnitude that hit South Iran Wednesday morning.

The quake hit at 5.32am and struck 30 miles off Kish, Iran, 349 miles from Muscat. "Seismographs at our centre recorded the earthquake.

"So far, no damage has been reported," an official at the centre said.

Meanwhile, Dr Issa Al Hussein, the director at the SQU centre, said that the magnitude and distance are crucial factors in analysing how much damage an earthquake can cause.

"For the last few days, earthquakes are being reported in Iran," the director added.

Tremors from the earthquake, which occurred 5.2km deep, were felt in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), the reports claimed.

According to the UAE media, residents, mainly from Abu Dhabi and the northern parts of the UAE, took to social media websites early this morning to report tremors. There were no reports of injuries or any damage to property.


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