Residents Of The UAE Report Strong Tremors After Multiple Earthquakes In Iran Kill At Least Five

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A string of earthquakes hit southern Iran in the wee hours of Saturday morning, causing strong tremors across the UAE.

A number of residents gathered in open areas near their homes due to the intensity of the situation. Several people reported being woken out of their sleep by the tremors or witnessing pieces of furniture shaking during their sleep.

Video and photos of the event were shared via social media by many from Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and Ras Al Khaimah.

The UAE’s National Center of Meteorology (NCM) reported eight earthquakes on Saturday, ranging in magnitude from 4.2 to 6.3. Residents felt two 6.3-magnitude earthquakes that struck at 1.32 a.m. and 3.24 a.m. Despite the earthquakes, the UAE’s government said they did not have any further problems as a result of the earthquakes.

In southern Iran, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake killed at least five people and injured 49 as well as two earlier 6.3-magnitude earthquakes.

According to Mehrdad Hassanzadeh, head of the emergency management in Iran’s Gulf coast, five people have died in the earthquake. Our rescue team has provided tents as emergency housing after the rescue work has been completed.”

IRNA reported that two earthquakes of magnitude 6.3 and 6.1 followed the 6.1 quake near the Gulf coast that flattened Sayeh Khosh. Between the quakes, 42 tremors occurred.

As a spokesperson for the emergency services, Mojtaba Khaledi announced on state TV that half of the 49 injured had been released from hospitals.

Other countries affected include Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, and Afghanistan, according to the US Geological Survey.

Iran has experienced a number of devastating earthquakes in recent years due to major geological fault lines. The ancient city of Bam was flattened and 31,000 people were killed in a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in 2003 in Kerman province.

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