Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Slight Shaking and Quaking in Fujairah

WAM reported yesterday (8 June 2009):

Slight Tremor
“The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) recorded today an earth tremor measuring a magnitude of 3.9 on the Richter scale at 10:14 pm local time at the Strait of Hormuz near Ras Musandam.”

“The tremor, monitored by the UAE National Seismic Network, part of the NCMS, was lightly felt in the Emirate of Fujairah and tangibly felt in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.”

Shaking Sequence
This slight tremor follows a series of shakes in recent days.

Here are some links to earlier quakes reported in Fujairah:

Fujairah Residents Overcome Fear of Earthquakes, FIF, 11 May 2009.
Fujairah Feels Friday Earthquake, FIF, 8 May 2009.
Fujairah Feels Iranian Earthquake, FIF, 11 September 2008.
Fujairah Shakes in Earthquake Zone, FIF, 13 February 2008.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Fujairah, sandwiched between the mountains and the sea.

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