Two minor earthquakes hit emirate of Fujairah

Two minor earthquakes hit emirate of Fujairah
Two minor earthquakes hit emirate of Fujairah

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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - ABU DHABI — Two minor earthquakes were felt in the emirate of Fujairah early Monday morning, the UAE's state news agency reported citing a statement from the country's National Centre of Meteorology.

According to the statement, a 3.1 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale was recorded in Dibba Al Fujairah on May 24 at 4:54 a.m.

The quake occurred at a depth of 5 kilometers, the statement added.

A second quake measuring 2.3 on the Richer scale was felt in the same region at 7.24 am, NCM reported.

The center said that the two tremors were felt by residents for several seconds without any effect or damage.

According to the NCM, that the cause of these tremors is the presence of earth faults in the area.

The center explained that by monitoring seismic activity in the area during the past 10 years, it has noticed that this activity ranges from light to medium and may occure several times during the year, which is considered a natural activity. — Agencies

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