A 5.3 magnitude earthquake from near the southeast coast of Iran was felt 80 km away in Fujairah early on Friday morning (8 May 2009).
Reports have been received by Gulf News from shocked residents in Fujairah and the northern emirates nearest to Iran, such as Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Sharjah.
Today’s quake comes soon after four moderate earthquakes hit the UAE in February of this year.
Did you feel the tremor this morning?
Dr Geoff Pound