Earthquake measuring 2.4 magnitude felt in Sharjah

Light tremors were felt in the Faya area

SHARJAH, UAE. May 26, 2014 -  STOCK Photograph of Sharjah Corniche near Majaz 1, May 26, 2014. (Photos by: Sarah Dea/The National, Story by: STANDALONE, STOCK)

A minor earthquake measuring magnitude 2.4 was felt on Friday evening in Sharjah.

It was detected at 7.44pm by the National Centre of Meteorology, which monitors seismic activity.

Minor earthquakes, and tremors of bigger quakes on the Iran fault line, are relatively common in the Emirates.

On October 14, a 1.9-magnitude earthquake was detected in Dibba Al Fujairah on the east coast.

Updated: October 23rd 2021, 9:10 AM