By Courtney Trenwith
6.3-magnitude earthquake ripples across the Gulf
Tremors have been felt across the Gulf following two powerful earthquakes in southern Iran.
Iranian government-owned Press TV reported that at least three had died following the quakes.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake was recorded at Busheher – the site of an Iranian nuclear facility - at 3.52pm local time, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
A second quake, with magnitude 5.4, struck near Firuzabad at 4.05pm local time.
Both quakes were 10 kilometres underground.
Tremors have been felt as far away as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, according to social media websites.
Workers have been evacuated from several buildings in the Dubai financial district and at Pearl in Qatar.
The Earthquake Report website said lights swayed on the eighth floor of a building in Dubai, while a building shook in Bahrain.
Earthquakes are common in Iran. Most recently, at least five people died when a 5.5-magnitude quake struck eastern Iran in December.
Multiple after-shocks have been recorded at varying magnitudes, between 4.1 and 4.8.
Oh yeah I live in Sharjah and the tremors lasted for a minute atleast...!!!
Shaken but not stired !
I thought it was just me feeling dizzy at home in the Marina until my husband called from his office in Tecom and asked if I had felt the earthquake.
Hmmm . . . I was in the middle of a property sale and now my agent tells me that the buyer dosent want it anymore because of the earthquake !
Yes I thought it was me, strange feeling - until I saw our light fittings swaying from side to side!!! no it cannot be.
I thought it was our buiding in Doha, Qatar breaking, when I heard my colleagues saying that it was swaying! I actually didn't feel anything!