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Earthquakes: Plates & fault lines in the region

Earthquakes in neighbouring Iran killed 126,000 people in the 20th century. Sitting on multiple fault lines, Iran is prone to severe and deadly earthquakes, some of which occur on a daily basis. The country’s proximity means that some of its tremors are felt in the UAE.

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  1. Added 19:32 April 16, 2013

    I was on my laptop and suddenly it started shaking as it was the first time for me and was unexpected I din't know what to do!Then everyone came downstairs from the building. and realised, no earthquake!

    sahithi, sharjah, United Arab Emirates


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