UAE not affected by southern Iran quake,208km northeast of Ras Al Khaimah

2013-05-11 16:01:10
WAM ABU DHABI: The UAE is not affected by the quake the strong earthquake of 6.2 magnitude on the Richter scale which hit southern Iran, 208 km northeast of Ras Al Khaimah, early Saturday, the National Center of Meteorology ”&” Seismology in the UAE (NCMS) has reported..

Measuring 3 on the Mercalli Intensity Scale, the quake which occurred at 6.08am at a depth of 33km was followed at 7:09am by 18 aftershocks measuring up to 5.6 on the Richter scale, it said.

NCMS emphasised that the UAE was not affected by the quake.

The same area was hit by a 4.9 magnitude quake at 12:01pm on Thursday 9th May, it noted.

WAM/MMYS

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