10 September, 2008

Tremors?

Anybody felt any mild tremors today at around 3:05pm?

Update: Never mind, apparently it did happen.
Source Gulf News: http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Environment/10243956.html

24 comments:

KaramaStuff said...

felt it here in new Karama...my mom felt the sofa she was sitting on vibrate...my friend called too..he experienced the bed and his refigerator...he stays on the Trade Centre road.

rushi said...

Yes a ton of us felt it see here http://search.twitter.com/search?q=earthquake

bunch of buildings around DIC/DMC had an early warning system which sounded and people evacuated.

rushi said...

A lot of people felt it http://search.twitter.com/search?q=earthquake

The focal point was southern iran with 6.2

Graham said...

There was a 6.1 earthquake in southern Iran:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index.php?smp=&lang=eng

ghoonk said...

Yep, there was an earthquake in Iran.

See http://www.earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2008wua9.php

Was in Media City when it hit

Anonymous said...

Thousands evacuated as earthquake hits Dubai

The quake's epicentre was in southern Iran, about 316km from Abu Dhabi, but strong tremors were felt in the UAE and evacuation plans were put into place along Sheikh Zayed Road, including the Dubai International Financial Centre and Emirates Towers.

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/

Kyle said...

Got a call from Sharjah about a tremor, don't know about Dubai though!

Anonymous said...

heard about it but didn't feel anything ... in which area are you?

Malizomg said...

It was felt in Bur Dubai and Sharjah. Some people in DMC & DIC also felt it..

hallodubai said...

yes i did! our building was shaking!!!

Mme Cyn said...

CNN says it was a good-sized earthquake in southern Iran.


http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/09/10/iran.earthquake/index.html

Mme Cyn said...

Oops -- you've already given a link....

Extiinct said...

I don't know about buildings swaying but my bed definitely moved!

Mars said...

didn't feel it. was on the road.

DUBAI JAZZ said...

didnt feel it even though i was home on the fifth floor of mediocrely constructed building :)

Dubai Accountant said...

I was at LOFT 2,DMC along with a colleague at that time. We did not even know there was an earthquake.

Josh of Arabia said...

oh yeah, i was eating in the sofa and it moves..then our windchimes made sounds too..half of the people in our building in sharjah went down fast, but i rather go ahead eating..

i got lot of calls after..

i*maginate said...

Exactly that time. I felt a shake, same kind as last time Iran quake sent a vibration towards the UAE.

My windbells started chiming. I thought it was the construction.

It is a sad, sad thing. All hopes and prayers to anyone who's affected.

BuJ said...

was it really serious? no structural damage i hope....

would be very bad if u were concreting a slab when the earthquake happened...

BuJ said...

lol Dubai Jazz.. i bet you felt it, coz most of these buildings u describe were adnan safarini creations hahaha

i guess i shouldn't say this publicly.. bas the earthquake is from god, no?

Buddy dela Cruz said...

I felt that tremor in DAFZA, but at first no one believes in me... SOme say I'm still drunk...

DUBAI JAZZ said...

well Bujassem, the direct reasons are the movements and collisions of the tectonic plates on the crust of our earth. As for anything beyond that, I usually try to keep my speculations to myself. :P

Stained said...

I slept through it... :|

Anonymous said...

Wonder how it must have been in upper reaches of Burj Dubai!
-FR

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