The skyscrapers of Dubai rocked and residents panicked as tremors of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake passed through Dubai.
The earthquake origniated at border of Iran and Pakistan and its shockwaves travelled through UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Just week earlier, another set of tremors passed through Dubai. Fortunately no human lives were lost.
Emirates 24|7 reportes that The National Centre of Metrology and Seismology (NCMS) in Abu Dhabi confirmed that the epicentre of the quake was some 650km off the coast of Ras Al Khaimah.
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake was recorded on the border of Iran and Pakistan, 650km northeast of Ras Al Khaimah, and approximately 30km underground. It happened at 2.45pm UAE time, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Residents of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah would have felt it on the higher side due to the proximity to Iran. Meanwhile, those in Abu Dhabi would have felt it lesser.
Reports of tremors in Dubai were reported from Garhoud, Karama, Silicon Oasis and Sharjah Airport Free Zone.
Most of the buildings were evacuated for saftety purposes.
No loss of human lives reported as the tremors receded.
Dubai has 387 towers that are more than 99 metres in height, of which 84 are more than 202 metres tall and 26 are 301 metres or more in height.