Muscat: An earthquake with a 5.3 magnitude was reported 415 kilomteres away from Salalah in the Arabian Sea today at 9:46am local time.
The Twitter handle of the Earthquake Monitoring Centre at Sultan Qaboos University (EMCSQ) mentioned that the epicenter of the earthquake was 10 kilometres deep. On December 1 an earthquake of 4.8 magnitude was reported 245 kilomteres away from Khasab in Hormozgan in Southern Iran. The earthquake happened at around 8.24 am.
The Earthquake Monitoring Center at the Sultan Qaboos University (EMCSQ) is a national Omani research center, established in 2001 to record earthquakes locally, regionally and internationally.
A previous earthquake monitored and reported by EMCSQ in Salalah was on October 13 when one with a magnitude of 5.2 hit 374 kilometres off the shore of Salalah, in the Arabian Sea at 1.30am.
Another earthquake of 5.2 magnitude happened on August 25, again in the Arabian Sea, approximately 570 kilometres away from Salalah at 11:15am local time and was also reported by EMCSQ this year.
On November 11 this year a quake was reported 894 kilometres away from Khasab at Al Ahmadi, Kuwait at 6.56pm. A much lesser magnitude of 2.1 was reported on September 13 in Bahla town in Nizwa. On August 31 an earthquake of 5.1-magnitude earthquake was reported 340 kilometres away from Khasab, in southern Iran at 7:36am.