Muscat: The Earthquake Monitoring Centre, Sultan Qaboos University (EMCSQ), today reported two earthquakes in southern Iran, 100 and 132 km away from Khasab, reported a popular Arabic new website.
The center stated that the first earthquake was of a magnitude of 5.8 and occurred at 1:31 a.m. local time, 132 km away from Khasab. The second earthquake measured 4.7 on Richter Scale and occurred at 6:50 am local time, 113 km away from Khasab.
The Earthquake Monitoring Center at the Sultan Qaboos University (EMCSQ) is a national Omani research center located in Sultan Qaboos University, established in 2001 to record earthquakes locally, regionally and internationally.
It has 20 monitoring stations distributed across different regions throughout the Sultanate, which were established in three stages and equipped with the latest monitoring, numbering and communication devices.
On January 16 this year an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude was reported 132 km away from Khasab near the Strait of Hormuz. A tsunami threat was ruled out by Oman MET office then. A series of regular quakes were monitored last year by EMCSQ, none of which caused any major loss to lives or properties.