UAE experienced minor Earthquake tremors at 6:08 AM on Friday. The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) recorded a minor earthquake, measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale. The quake hit the coast of the emirate of Fujairah. When it comes to the magnitude of the quake, the alert issued by the NCM suggests that the residents did experience the tremors without any effect.
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Intensity Of The Earthquake Did Not Impact The UAE Citizens
Speaking about the intensity of the quake, the tremor is among the smallest to have any impact on the UAE this year. A magnitude of between 5 and 5.9 is moderate and is capable of causing slight damage to buildings. In June this year and in the year 2019, Iran experienced a higher magnitude earthquake and the northern emirates of the UAE did experience the tremors back then. The quake was slightly felt in northern areas of the UAE but luckily did not cause any damage. Buildings swayed in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern Emirates, causing computer monitors to shake.
When it comes to the UAE, the middle eastern country sits on the Arabian tectonic plate but its border with the Eurasian plate, which strikes through the Gulf of Oman, makes the country receptive to earthquakes.