A timeline of UAE earthquakes

As tremors are felt from 7.8 magnitude quake in Iran, we look back at other jolts in UAE history

April 16, 2013

A massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hits Iran, with tremors felt in the UAE, Oman, Pakistan and India


April 9, 2013

Strong tremors were felt in cities across UAE due to a severe earthquake on the western coastline of Iraq. The earthquake, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, jolted several Iranian cities, which followed a serious of aftershocks


June 19, 2012

People in Ras Al Khaimah felt a minor tremor as an earthquake of 4.2 magnitude hit near the Iranian town of Jiroft.


March 13, 2011

A low intensity earthquake shook Fujairah and its adjacent areas. Seismologists said the minor tremor measures 2.6 on the Richter scale.


June 25, 2010

A mild earthquake measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale hit eastern Hatta generating light shock waves that were felt in the northern emirates.


June 4, 2010

A minor earthquake with an intensity of 2.0 frightened people when it hit the town of Dibba Al Hosn forcing people to rush out of their homes in panic.


March 18, 2010

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck Madam, a town in south-eastern Sharjah, sending a wave of panic among the residents.


October 25, 2009

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit Dibba Al Hosn, which was lightly felt in Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah.


June 8, 2009

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Strait of Hormuz near Ras Musandam, which was slightly felt in Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah.


May 8, 2009

UAE residents were awaken by tremors after a 5.5 magnitude quake occurred in the Gulf of Oman at the Makran fault.


September 10, 2008

UAE residents felt aftershock of the earthquake that hit Iran measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale that struck southwest part of Bandar Abbas


February 3, 2008

A series of tremors hit Ras Al Khaimah and the Masafi area. The first quake measured 4.4 on the Richter Scale.


February 2, 2008

An earthquake measuring 3.4 hit Dibba and Fujairah. No injuries or damage were reported.


September 13, 2007

An earthquake hit Ras Al Khaimah and its surroundings, measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale.


June 29, 2006

An earthquake rocked southern Iran, recorded as between 5.4 and 5.6 and jolted the Gulf region.


November 26, 2005

Dubai felt tremors from an earthquake in southern Iran, measuring 6.1.