Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Earthquake in Iran today shakes buildings in Dubai

M 5.1 moderate earthquake in Iran today shakes buildings in Dubai, officials at UAE’s National Center of Meteorology & Seismology (NCMS) confirmed.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 156 km northeast of Dubai and 273 km northeast of Abu Dhabi. It was 6.2 miles deep.

Many buildings were evacuated in Dubai. No damage or injuries have been reported.

05:44 UTC (local time 2014-05-27 10:14 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
66 km (41mi) SW of Qeshm, Iran
70 km (43mi) NW of Khasab, Oman
84 km (52mi) SW of Bandar 'Abbas, Iran
84 km (52mi) E of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran
273 km (170mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 27, 2014

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