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Minor Earthquake Rattles Dibba Area in the UAE, No Significant Impact Reported

In an early morning event, a minor earthquake measuring 1.6 on the Richter scale was registered in the Dibba area of the UAE. The tremor, recorded by the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM), took place in Fujairah at approximately 6:18 a.m., at a depth of 5 kilometers.

Although some residents reported feeling a slight tremor, no substantial effects or damages have been reported across the country. Social media platforms witnessed a flurry of posts from individuals who noted experiencing the minor quake, with one commenter mentioning its occurrence in the Al Badia area.

Reassuringly, experts have emphasized that residents in the UAE need not be overly concerned about earthquakes. Khalifa Al Ebri, Director of the Department of Seismology at NCM, highlighted that the UAE experiences low to moderate seismic activity, and is not situated on an active seismic belt. He further explained that while there are occasional tremors, most go unnoticed by the general population as they are only detected by specialized sensors. Importantly, these tremors do not pose a threat to the country’s infrastructure or buildings.

The incident serves as a reminder of the UAE’s occasional encounters with minor seismic events, further highlighting the country’s robust infrastructure and preparedness for such occurrences.

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