No matching items found
Picture shown is for illustrative purposes only.
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook northeastern Iran on Thursday, state television reported, adding that there were no immediate reports of damage.
The quake hit the town of Sangan at a shallow depth of 8km (5 miles) it said. The town, which has a population of about 10,000, is located near the border with Afghanistan.
Some residents in Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi experienced the tremors.
The quake, which had a depth of 10 kilometres, struck 17 kilometres south-southeast of Borazjan city at 6:49 am (0319 GMT), the US Geological Survey said on its website. State news agency IRNA said the earthquake was felt in Bushehr, site of the country's sole nuclear power plant.
There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage. The US Geological Survey said the 5.1 magnitude quake struck 44 kilometres from the southwestern city of Borazjan and at a depth of 38 kilometres.
According to the UAE National Center of Meteorology (NCM) a 5.7 magnitude earthquake on Richter scale is recorded in South of Iran on Sunday at 16:30 in the UAE.
In a tumultuous year marked by economic and social upheavals worldwide as nations battled the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, and compounded by tragic disasters such as the Beirut port blasts and several natural calamities including devastating floods in Sudan
The decisions we make Monday will shape the world you will live in tomorrow, said Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), while addressing the Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) Virtual Forum during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2021.
Improving technology and digitalisation have sure contributed to the coping of countries and governments with the one-year-old Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Yet, the most compelling realisation is that health is the key to happiness, dependent on one’s attitude and perspective in life; and for which each and every individual must be responsible for.
A California man who was too scared to go home because of COVID-19, devised a novel idea to bide his time until the pandemic ends.