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Minor Earthquake Detected in UAE’s Dibba Area, No Cause for Concern

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Rocks Arabian Sea: National Centre of Meteorology Reports

An earthquake of magnitude 1.6 was detected in UAE’s Dibba area on Wednesday, according to the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM). 

The authority stated that the minor earthquake was recorded in Fujairah at 6.18 a.m. at a depth of 5 kilometers.

No Significant Effects Reported:

The Met Department also reported that while many residents experienced a minor tremor, there have been no reports of any significant effects within the country. 

Many took to social media to say they felt the mild quake, and a commenter said she felt the tremors in the Al Badia area.

Low Seismic Activity in the UAE:

Experts had earlier said that UAE residents have no reason to worry about earthquakes. “The UAE has low to moderate seismicity; thus, we are safe. 

We are not on the active seismic belt,” Khalifa Al Ebri, director of the Department of Seismology, NCM, had said in a previous Khaleej Times report.

Frequent, Inconspicuous Tremors:

“We have frequent quakes ranging from two to three in a year. People do not feel most of these quakes; the detectors just detect them. 

All these tremors do not affect the country’s buildings or infrastructure.” The UAE’s seismic activity is generally low impact, and its infrastructure is designed to withstand minor tremors.

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