Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Fujairah Shakes in Earthquake Zone

Not a Sheikh up caused by leadership but a shake up caused by movement in the earth.

An earthquake in Fujairah yesterday (12 February 2008) has followed further tremors (and resulting panic) earlier in the month and has led to a report in the Khaleej Times.

In the article, Fresh tremors trigger panic in Fujairah, by staff reporters, Zoe Sinclair & Salah Deberkey, mention was made of tremor reports, the perceived epicentre and Fujairah’s location on the northeast of the Arabian tectonic plate.

National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) seismologist Mohammed Jaragat said, “It’s normal.” He added that it was unlikely recent tremors suggested a more severe earthquake could hit.

“Historical records show light and moderate tremors,” he said.
“Not above 4.5 to 5 which is moderate.”

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: Hajar Mountains, situated along the Arabian tectonic plate.

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