Earthquake felt in Oman


A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Iran, near the border with Pakistan, at 14:44 Oman time on Tuesday at a depth of 73 miles, reported by the US Geological Survey office (USGS).

The exact location was:

28.056°N 62.080°E depth=15.2km (9.4mi)

some nearby cities:

  1. 86km (53mi) ESE of Khash, Iran
  2. 167km (104mi) NE of Iranshahr, Iran
  3. 199km (124mi) SE of Zahedan, Iran
  4. 237km (147mi) SSW of Rudbar, Afghanistan
  5. 603km (375mi) NE of Muscat, Oman
In interesting instant reports from people around town, it appears it was felt most by people in Ghubra / Azaiba end of town, people in Qurum / Shatti didn't appear to feel the tremors much at all. 

Did you feel the tremor?
 
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Earthquake felt in Oman Earthquake felt in Oman Reviewed by Sythe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Rating: 5

104 comments:

  1. yes @ madinat al ilan

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  2. It was felt in Hamriya, Hatat House area.

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  3. Yeah we felt it here are Suhail Bahwan Automobiles in Qurum.

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  4. yah we fell the tremor in MBD area

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  5. Yes in qurum heights!!!!!

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  6. yes at Sultan Qaboos University

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  7. felt in wadi kabir..

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  8. Yes in Shatti Qurum too.

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  9. Down here in Ruwi, my spouse was in Qurum but felt nothing :P

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  10. Yes, in Ghala Industrial Area.

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  11. Quite a strong tremor here in Wattayah . We vacated our building immediately .

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  12. Felt it in Jawharat Shatti but only at the beach end - all the clothes on my rail gave a little shudder.

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  13. felt for 8 secs in Madinat sultan qaboos! Feamaanillah!

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  14. yes ,we felt the same at mawaleh,muscat

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  15. Is it gonna happen again.

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  16. In ruwi too felt tremors

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  17. Hi yes we are in a penthouse on muscat hills golf club, it made our fillings rattle.

    WJC

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  18. i felt in ruwi high street also , all people came out from buildings

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  19. oh yes definitely felt that in Shatti right near Al fair !!

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  20. it was effected in our SEEB area

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  21. yes. my husband called to tell me that they felt the tremor for 4-5 sec near oc center and they vacated the building

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  22. in muscat palace area we felt the vibration for 10 sec

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  23. in Wuttaya........quite a rumble! Thought it was my stomach telling me i'd missed lunch!!

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  24. Yes felt at azaiba

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  25. Yes at CBD, quite strong

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  26. Nothing around Seeb City Centre.

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  27. sohar university

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  28. yes its terrible for 3 sec. On 5th floor wgccc office al khuwair

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  29. onoledowe did feel at CBD....tables moved a bit...

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  30. Yes we felt in rex road ruwi.

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  31. Yes, in al hail south. I was sitting in bed feeling rather sorry for myself due to a headache then wham bang thank you mother nature - the earth moved

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  32. Yes, felt it here in Qurm (Sultan Centre) area.

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  33. We felt the shake(entire Muscat building- Wadi kabir)for about 5 sec...

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  34. We felt the shake(entire Muscat building- Wadi kabir)for about 5 sec...

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  35. We felt the shake(entire Muscat building- Wadi kabir)for about 5 sec...

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  36. We felt the shake(entire Muscat building- Wadi kabir)for about 5 sec...

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  37. We felt the shake(entire Muscat building- Wadi kabir)for about 5 sec...

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  38. We felt the shake(entire Muscat building- Wadi kabir)for about 5 sec...

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  39. Felt it in the Wave too... Quite strongly... Sofas, plants were all shaking!! The whole block was moving! They say there'll be an aftershock as well!

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  40. We felt the shake(entire Muscat building- Wadi kabir)for about 5 sec...

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  41. yes in beach 1 building , qurum!!

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  42. It was felt in madinat al qaboos..muscat oman

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  43. yes felt in ghala industrial area

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  44. Felt the tremors in Al Khuwair Mustafa Sultan Building

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  45. Felt the tremors in MBD area, Ruwi.

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  46. Felt it the Sultan School car park 1445 wow

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  47. Yes is Ghubra Atlas Medical Centre also

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  48. yes we felt the tremors at madinath al qaboos.

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  49. not felt here at Qurm heights area

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  50. Yes, at Qurum City Centre

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  51. Yes, shatti felt it 2.

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  52. We were in the lift and the lift was literally swinging...We are vacated the Builiding in Alkhuwair....

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  53. Felt it here in mawalla,shame I wasn't sat on washin machine.lol

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  54. yes..we felt in CBD area

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  55. yes ,felt clearly at wadi al kabir.....

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  56. hi this joseph kalatìl, yes i felt the tremour at exactly 14:44hrs, i was on the 2nd floor the bunker bed in my room was shaking miserably for no reason

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  57. alkhuwair mct holiday area ya felt tremors for few secs ppl vacated buldg..

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  58. Felt in the area of north ghubra near indian school.

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  59. yeps wi wadi kabir

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  60. Yes, Felt in Wadi Kabir in Al Hassan company & we also evacuated the building for 10 minutes.

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  61. We felt in Al khuwair people vacated building

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  62. Tremors felt at The Wave, Marina too

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  63. yes at darsait

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  64. yes we felt in Sohar....

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  65. Al ansari building was too felt..

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  66. Yes, strongly felt in Sur also.

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  67. it was felt in ruwi!!! Top floor residents definitely felt!!! very strong vibration felt!! :O

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  68. We felt the earthquake very badly in Wadi Kabir. Our whole buiding has come down!! HORRRIFYING!!!!!

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  69. yeah we felt it too in ruwi near haffa house hotel

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  70. yep .. we felt it in ruwi, cbd area

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  71. They say its gonna jappen again. Did any bldgs fall in oman

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  72. We felt in Ghubra.

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  73. we felt in our house, the whole wall was shaking i felt like a sudden break happened in the bus travel horrible experience table sofa were shaking

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  74. Yes in Bousher, 10-15 seconds in total. My dogs slept through it though!

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  75. this is in ruwi

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  76. yes felt in CBD area. all offices were asked to be vacated immdtly.

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  77. Yeah felt heavy earthquake jolts... In PDO office

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  78. Yes at Al Qurum nearly for 40 seconds

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  79. We felt the earthquake in Dawood Complex , Sohar.

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  80. Seems like a good excuse to leave early hahhahaha

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  81. Felt in Wadi Tiwi, Sur also

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  82. Is it true tomorrow's been declared as a public holiday to allow people to recover?

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  83. Oh I need a holiday tomorrow to recover.

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  84. yes after lunch when i was taking rest suddenly my bed shook. i wondered first but when my college realised the same. we came to know the reality

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  85. I was driving, couldn't feel it

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  86. I live in Ghobra and i felt the earthquake which lasted for about 3-4 minutes. it happened around 2:46 pm. It was scary!

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  87. I felt the bed shake in shatti.

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  88. Even we felt in ghubra....the sofas were shaking

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  89. Yes we felt it in Rex Road. We were shocked we did not know what to do. My chair was shaking on which i was sitting.

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  90. i felt in AL Khuwair at Al Rimah House Opposite to Al Rimah Medical center. I was in basement in my office...

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  91. Very vigorous shiver in building with great sound......

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  92. Felt it in Qurum for sure

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  93. Yes. We felt it in Al Khuwair 33, near Muscat Dunes Hotel. The whole building, tables and chairs were shaking at various intensities for about 45 seconds.

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  94. I felt it too in madinat qaboos. Though, I've heard rumours that it might happen again. And even worse about 10 magnitude earthquake in the gulf countries by 25th of april to the 30th.. I hope its untrue. May Allah have mercy on us.

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  96. even we felt it at alkhuwair 2nd floor lasted for 5 sec

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