Iran earthquake rattles Dubai

The shockwave from a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Southern Iran rattled buildings in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, and brought many people out onto the streets this afternoon. It was mostly a case of people overreacting but a warning nonetheless to the authorities to ensure that all of the tall buildings being constructed in Dubai are built to international standards for earthquake resistance.

More info on this earthquake is available from the US Geological Survey’s website:

Some articles from the Gulf News:
UAE rocked by Iran quake
Dubai residents recount tremor map of earthquake location

Map of earthquake location

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