Muscat: An earthquake measuring 3.5 on Richter Scale was recorded on Saturday afternoon by the Seismological Centre of Sultan Qaboos University.
According to the center, the location of the tremor was between the Sea of Oman and Iran, with a distance of five to six kilometers in depth, longitude of 57.8 and latitude of 24.7.
Residents of Khuwair, Bausher and Gobrah districts of Muscat governorate felt the quake at 2.59pm, causing some fear among the residents.
No injuries or damage in properties were reported.
Ahmed Al Balushi, a Khuwair resident, told Gulf News, that he felt the quake while he was inside his house.
“The quake was short and I felt it when glasses on the table began to rattle in the house”, said Ahmad.
The quake was monitored by the the Seismological Centre of the Sultan Qaboos University and the Early Warning Centre that opened recently.
In September 2013, tremors were felt in many parts of Muscat caused many to leave their houses due to the strong quake that hit Pakistan with a magnitude of 7.2 on Richter scale.
Khasab province, an exclave of Oman on the Strait of Hormuz, is the Omani territory most exposed to tremors when earthquakes hit Iran.