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Earthquake Tremors Felt by Residents in Dubai

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Iran/Iraq border, with tremors being felt across Dubai

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13 November 2017

Last updated on 14 January 2020
Earthquake Tremors Felt by Residents in Dubai

Many of us preparing for bedtime last night were surprised to have felt an earthquake across Dubai, with the tremors leaving us a little spooked. 

The earthquake tremors felt here however were the result of a 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the border between Iran and Iraq.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake hit 32km south of Halabjah in Iraq, and 88.4km south-southeast of the city of As-Sulaymaniyah.

The sheer size of it resulted in tremors being felt across the entire Middle East - including Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kuwait and the UAE - with residents in the latter notably taking to social media to share their panic over feeling the earthquake.

The tremors were felt in Dubai around 10.24pm on the 12th November, 2017. 

But while those in Dubai only felt tremors, the earthquake's impact was much more terrifying for those in Iran and Iraq. 

Earthquake in Dubai - tremors felt from Iran/Iraq earthquake

The reported death toll in Iran has risen above 140 souls, with more than 860 injured, according to Iranian officials and Iran's state-run news agency. 

This is not the first time residents in Dubai have felt tremors as a result of an earthquake elsewhere; back in 2015, tremors were felt in the UAE after an earthquake impacted Iran, and again earlier in 2014.