The National Centre of Meteorology in UAE reported a strong earthquake of 5.8 on the Arabian Sea coast of Oman on Thursday morning. It added that the tremor’s epicenter was about 500 km from the port city of Sur in Oman and was 10 km below the seabed.
The United States Geological Survey ( USGS) estimated the quake was 5.4 magnitude in the Owen Fracture Zone region.
According to the NCM, the UAE was unaffected by the quake, and the country’s residents did not feel tremors. The Met department also reported the earthquake at 7.24 am on the Arabian Sea.
Seismology experts also told Khaleej Times that UAE residents need not worry about earthquakes. Khalifa Al Ebri, director of the Department of Seismology, NCM, also told Khaleej Times, ” As the UAE has low and moderate seismicity, we are safe. We are not on the active seismic belt.
It stated, ” We have frequent tremors ranging from two or three in a year. People don’t feel most of these tremors, and the sensors detect them. Besides, these tremors do not impact the country’s buildings or infrastructure”.