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SOUTHERN IRAN STRUCK BY TWO MODERATE EARTHQUAKES

Southern Iran has an earthquake; the people of Dubai feel the tremors

After an earthquake rocked Iran on Saturday, residents of the United Arab Emirates, including Dubai, reported feeling tremors.

In a statement, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) stated that although inhabitants felt the earthquake, it had “no effect” on the UAE.

“We have not yet heard about any significant damage. However, these earthquakes have affected a vast area, and evaluation efforts are still ongoing, according to Mokhtar Salahshour, director of the Hormozgan Province Red Crescent.

Following three earthquakes that shook Dubai and other regions around the Arabian Gulf on June 15, which occurred off the southern Iranian island of Kish, another tremor occurred on Saturday.

The US Geological Survey then reported that two earthquakes of magnitude 4.7 and 5.3 struck off an island close to the vital Strait of Hormuz.

Iran is located on significant earthquake faults and averages one earthquake every day.

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake that struck Bam in 2003 destroyed the city and left 26,000 people dead. A magnitude 7 earthquake that hit western Iran wounded more than 9,000 people and killed more than 600 in 2017.

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