4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Shook Iran

The nearby emirates of the Gulf remain unaffected. The epicenter of the Iran earthquake is in the south eastern part of the country. The Iran quake hit at 11:41 in the morning at U.A.E time. It occurred around 400 kilometers from the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

4.7 Magnitude Earthquake shook Iran

The incident of Iran earthquake has been confirmed by the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) of the United Arab Emirates. It also added that the epicenter of the quake was around 400 kilometers from the city of Ras Al Khaimah.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) has stated that the epicenter lied west of Iranshahr in Iran, and 400 kilometers north of Oman.

As per the report provided by the EMSC, the depth of Iran quake was 10 kms. No reports of damages within the vicinity of the area have yet been reported.

It is also being reported that the UAE has remained unaffected by the Iran quake. An official of the UAE stated that this was a tectonic activity which is a common occurrence in the area. The magnitude of the Iran quake was very low and it did not affect the emirate in any way.

An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 had struck Iran on September 17. The epicenter of the quake was near Kish Island. The depth was 33 kilometers.

Iran is regarded as one of the most seismically active countries around the globe. This is because it is being crossed by many faults covering the most of the country. That is why Iran has seen many earthquakes some of which have been very destructive.

The 2003 Iran quake was one of the most destructive in recent history. It struck Kerman province in the southeastern part of the country on December 26, 2003.

The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.6 and was considered violent. It wreaked havoc in Bam where the death toll rose to thousands of people. Thousands of other was also injured. The earthquake was more destructive owing to the use of mud bricks used for the purpose of construction in the area.

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