Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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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?
 
le fin.

104 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes @ madinat al ilan

Anonymous said...

It was felt in Hamriya, Hatat House area.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

yah we fell the tremor in MBD area

Anonymous said...

Yes in qurum heights!!!!!

Anonymous said...

yes at Sultan Qaboos University

Anonymous said...

felt in wadi kabir..

Anonymous said...

Yes in Shatti Qurum too.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Yes, in Ghala Industrial Area.

Anonymous said...

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

TOTEM said...

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

Anonymous said...

felt for 8 secs in Madinat sultan qaboos! Feamaanillah!

Anonymous said...

yes ,we felt the same at mawaleh,muscat

Anonymous said...

Felt in Ruwi

Anonymous said...

Is it gonna happen again.

Anonymous said...

In ruwi too felt tremors

Bill Clarke said...

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

WJC

Raghu Narendran said...

Felt at buraimi oman

glen flores said...

STC wadi khabir

ramesh kumar said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

KK Nair said...

it was effected in our SEEB area

Anonymous said...

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

sabu said...

in muscat palace area we felt the vibration for 10 sec

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Yes felt at azaiba

Anonymous said...

Yes at CBD, quite strong

Anonymous said...

Nothing around Seeb City Centre.

Anonymous said...

sohar university

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Yes in rusayl

Anonymous said...

Yes we felt in rex road ruwi.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Siddharth Barua said...

Even at The Wave Muscat!

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

yes in beach 1 building , qurum!!

Anonymous said...

It was felt in madinat al qaboos..muscat oman

Anonymous said...

yes felt in ghala industrial area

Anonymous said...

Felt the tremors in Al Khuwair Mustafa Sultan Building

Jyoti said...

Felt the tremors in MBD area, Ruwi.

Anonymous said...

Felt it the Sultan School car park 1445 wow

Anonymous said...

Yes is Ghubra Atlas Medical Centre also

rasiq said...

yes we felt the tremors at madinath al qaboos.

cjsm said...

not felt here at Qurm heights area

Anonymous said...

Yes, at Qurum City Centre

Anonymous said...

Yes, shatti felt it 2.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

yes..we felt in CBD area

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

(K)

Anonymous said...

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

KK Nair said...

effected in al seeb

Anonymous said...

Felt in the area of north ghubra near indian school.

Anonymous said...

yeps wi wadi kabir

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

We felt in Al khuwair people vacated building

Anonymous said...

Tremors felt at The Wave, Marina too

Anonymous said...

yes at darsait

Chandrbabu said...

yes we felt in Sohar....

Anonymous said...

Al ansari building was too felt..

Anonymous said...

Yes, strongly felt in Sur also.

Anonymous said...

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

Sharan krish said...

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

Anonymous said...

yeah we felt it too in ruwi near haffa house hotel

Jeff said...

yep .. we felt it in ruwi, cbd area

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

We felt in Ghubra.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

this is in ruwi

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Yeah felt heavy earthquake jolts... In PDO office

Anonymous said...

Yes at Al Qurum nearly for 40 seconds

Anonymous said...

Yes @ Barka!!

Anonymous said...

We felt the earthquake in Dawood Complex , Sohar.

Anonymous said...

Seems like a good excuse to leave early hahhahaha

Anonymous said...

Felt in Wadi Tiwi, Sur also

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Oh I need a holiday tomorrow to recover.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

I was driving, couldn't feel it

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

I felt the bed shake in shatti.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

waqas said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Felt it in Qurum for sure

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

ramya rao said...
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ramya rao said...

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

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