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Tremors felt in Dubai, UAE after Iran earthquake

According to social media users, tremors were felt in Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah on Monday

Tremors felt in Dubai, UAE after Iran earthquake

The earthquake hit southern Iran at just before 3pm local time on Monday, the National Centre of Meteorology's National Seismic Network said on Twitter.

Tremors were felt in parts of the UAE on Monday following a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in southern Iran.

According to social media users, tremors were felt in Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.

The earthquake hit southern Iran at just before 3pm local time on Monday, the National Centre of Meteorology's National Seismic Network said on Twitter.

“It was felt by few residence in the north of UAE,” the tweet said.

Residents shared videos on social media of the moment they felt the tremor.

Authorities in Iran said the quake hit Kukherd, a city in Iran's Hormozgan province.