Two earthquakes were recorded just off the coast of Oman – the first of which was in north-central Iran and the second in southern Iran – yesterday morning [Monday, 23rd July, 2018].
As per the Earthquake Monitoring Centre (EMC), both the quakes were detected 20 minutes apart, and measured in at 5.7 and 4.8 on the Richter scale, respectively.
The first statement read: “A quake measuring at 5,7 [on the Richter scale] was recorded in north-central Iran at 12:39am. [The epicenter] was 479kms away from Kasab at the time of recording.
It added: “A quake of 4.8 magnitude [on the Richter scale] was recorded in southern Iran at 12:59am. [The epicenter] was 177kms away from Oman.