Earthquake shakes UAE, India, Pakistan, Iran & other countries; buildings, hospitals evacuated

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Earthquake shook UAE on Tuesday afternoon for the second month in April.


Residential and commercial buildings and hospitals in different parts of Dubai have been evacuated.

Al Garhoud hospital has been evacuated and buildings in Jumeirah Lake Towers and Dubai Marina have been evacuated.

Eyewitnesses said MBC office in Media City have also been evacuated after the tremors.

Tremors were felt for around 15-20 second.

There have been also been reports of earthquake in different cities of Pakistan.

Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Iran – Pakistan border.

Tremors were felt across North India shortly after 4 pm today as an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck Iran, where at least 40 people were reported dead at 5 pm and many more were feared killed, according to local media.

The epicentre was reportedly along the Iran-Pakistan border.

“The aftershocks felt were 6.3 (magnitude) and at 4.24pm. No damage as such occurred,” said RS Dattatreya of the Meteorological Department in Delhi.

In Delhi and Gurgaon, some posts on Twitter shared photos of evacuated buildings. (Tweets on the earthquake)

Tremors were reported in Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh. (Did you feel the tremors? Share your experience)

The US Geological Survey says the quake was at a depth of 15.2 kilometers (nine miles).

Across the Gulf, high-rise buildings swayed and officials ordered evacuations. Dubai has the world’s tallest tower, the 828-meter (2,717 -foot) Burj Khalifa.

The quake also shook large parts of Pakistan including Islamabad, where buildings swayed, and the largest city Karachi, where tremors also prompted many to flee buildings in terror.

The earthquake was not felt in the Iranian capital Tehran, however.

It comes a week after a strong earthquake struck near Iran’s Gulf port city of Bushehr, killing at least 30 people and injuring 800 but leaving Iran’s only nuclear power plant intact.










Hundreds feared dead in Iran as quake hits several countries all over the globe

Strong tremors shook tall buildings in India, Pakistan, Iran and Papa New Guinea. 87 people were reportedly killed in Iran.

An Iranian official said hundreds of dead are expected from the quake in the south-east of the country. Iranian state TV said at least 40 people have been killed by a major earthquake near the Iran-Pakistan border.

A strong 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck Iran, near the border with Pakistan, at 10:44 GMT on Tuesday at a depth of 73 miles The U.S. Geological survey said.

Tremors shook buildings in India’s capital New Delhi on Tuesday, sending people running into the streets, Reuters witnesses said.

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake hit 125 kilometres (77 miles) southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island at 8:00 pm local time (10:00 GMT), at a depth of 10 kilometres.

Strong earthquakes are common in the impoverished country, which sits on the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, a hotspot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates.

A giant tsunami in 1998 killed more than 2,000 people near Aitape, on the country’s northwest coast.


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