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Everyone’s taking about the Dubai ‘earthquake’ and here’s what happened


Everybody is talking about last night’s quake in the Middle East.

A strong earthquake has hit the northern region of Iraq, close to the border with Iran and tremors were felt here in Dubai.

Sadly the death toll for the quake now stands at more than 200, with many more injured and significant damage to buildings.

The disaster happened at about 10.20pm UAE time and was classed as 7.3 on the Richter scale – so that’s a ‘major earthquake’ capable of causing ‘serious damage over a large area.’

Earthquake tweet

The quake was centred 32 km outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja, where thousands of people ran out into the streets in terror and electricity supplies have been cut off in some area.

Residents across Dubai took to social media to report feeling the ground trembling and homes shaking, but as fortunately no-one was hurt.

Some managed to capture the event on camera:

Some were reporting odd sensations

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Some of us felt literally none at all

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And others felt the seismic shifts, but carried on regardless 

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Let us know in the comments on our Facebook page if you felt the tremors or captured them on camera.

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