An earthquake with magnitude 2.7 shook the Oman coast on Saturday (today).
According to the international news agency, the earthquake happened at a depth of 10 kilometers.
National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology reported that minor tremors were also felt in the UAE.
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NCM shared a statement that reads, “A 2.7 magnitude (Richter Scale) earthquake is recorded in Oman Sea at 12:55 am (UAE time).”
A 2.7 Magnitude Earthquake on Richter scale is recorded in Oman Sea at 00:55, 03/04/2021 “UAE time” According to the NCM “National Seismic Network”.
— المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) April 2, 2021
On the other hand, the National Seismic Network also reported that tremors with a low strength ranging from three to four on the Mercalli scale were felt in the UAE.
Earlier in March, a strong earthquake of magnitude 7.2 shook the coast of northeastern Japan at a depth of 60 km. The quake hit the coast at 6:09 pm (Japanese time).
As per the details, at least one person has been injured. According to Japan’s media, the earthquake measured up to a strong 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7.
Tsunami waves up to 1 meter may have reached the Miyagi Prefecture coast shortly after 6:30 p.m. The authorities had lifted the warnings by 7:30 pm.