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Aftershocks of two earthquakes in Iran felt in the UAE, eastern Saudi Arabia

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Aftershocks from two strong earthquakes in southern Iran have been felt across several emirates, according to the UAE’s Meteorological Center and eyewitnesses.

Two strong earthquakes struck southern Iran near the port of Bandar Abbas on Sunday, state TV reported, but there were no immediate reports of casualties and only minor damage, a local official said.

"Two quakes with 6.3 and 6.4 magnitudes jolted southern Iran. So far there have been no fatalities or injured people,"
state TV said, citing local officials.

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Several people also confirmed to Al Arabiya that they felt a slight earthquake in some cities in the eastern regions of Saudi Arabia. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the magnitude of earthquake in southern was 6.5 and struck 68 km northwest of Bandar Abbas.

"A 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake on Richter scale is recorded in South of Iran at 16:07, 14/11/2021 "UAE time” According to the NCM “National Seismic Network," the UAE's National Center for Meteorology tweeted.

The UAE Meteorological Centers reported a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in southern Iran at a depth of 10 km, adding that it has had no negative effects on the country so far.

Residents in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Ras al-Khaimah reported buildings and homes shaking following the earthquake in Iran.

“The quake was felt in several southern Iranian cities in the Hormozgan province,” a local official told Iranian state television according to the Reuters news agency.

State TV said two quakes jolted the area, where rescue teams have been dispatched.

Iran is crisscrossed by major geological fault lines and has suffered several devastating earthquakes in recent years.

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