Fujairah, an emirate near Dubai, experienced a small earthquake, measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale. According to the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology’s Twitter account, the earthquake took place in the east of the emirate at 10:58am. There are no initial reports of any damage to property.
According to Khamis El Shamsi, head of the seismology section at the centre, the earthquake lasted for 30 seconds.
“These kinds of minor, low impact earthquakes happen every two to three years. Similar earthquakes happened in 2013, and lasted for 30 seconds. Some residents, however felt it, but it didn’t cause any damage.”