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The Dean Apr 9th 2013 1:17 pm

Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
A definite shake of the desks here....... no damage but we can't have all imagined it........... :huh:

Sandboy Apr 9th 2013 1:25 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
she's causing bother down there already

Meow Apr 9th 2013 1:26 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 

Originally Posted by Sandboy (Post 10648819)
she's causing bother down there already

:rofl:

Alexa Apr 9th 2013 1:31 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
too many short skirts and too much cleavage in Iran again.

mentalist Apr 9th 2013 1:41 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/we...gulf-1.1168528

britexpat76 Apr 9th 2013 1:44 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
Scamp got wind?

gottheTshirt Apr 9th 2013 1:49 pm

feeling sea sick
 
office gently shaking in Westbay Doha.

Bahtatboy Apr 9th 2013 1:49 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
No

The Dean Apr 9th 2013 1:52 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
Confirmed - people were 'asked to leave' meetings at Fairmont Business Centre........

Pollyana Apr 9th 2013 1:52 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 

Originally Posted by The Dean (Post 10648795)
A definite shake of the desks here....... no damage but we can't have all imagined it........... :huh:

A 6.3 then a 5.4 in Southern Iran - about an hour before my post time (whatever time that is over there!!!)

NorthernLad Apr 9th 2013 1:53 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22077834

Reassuring... "A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck in south-west Iran, not far from the country's only nuclear power station, the US Geological Survey reports."

Meow Apr 9th 2013 2:20 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
Company building in Tecom evacuated, but didn't feel a thing in Umm Sequim.

I'm not used to the earth moving anyway. I'm married.

Pollyana Apr 9th 2013 2:23 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 10648964)
Company building in Tecom evacuated, but didn't feel a thing in Umm Sequim.

I'm not used to the earth moving anyway. I'm married.

I'm divorced but things don't move much here either :D

DustyBits Apr 9th 2013 3:53 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
We had to evacuate from Sun And Sky Towers on Reem Island.....58 floors! No gym for me tonight. Still wobbling (my legs)

DB

britexpat76 Apr 9th 2013 3:59 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
I'm newly married and the earth certainly didn't move here. That said I am used to the planes leaving DIA every 5 minutes which do sometimes make things move.

Bahtatboy Apr 9th 2013 5:35 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
And for all those who evacuated / were evacuated, where did you gather? Far more dangerous to be outside and near a building (especially a tall one with lots of windows) than inside one when a quake hits. It takes a pretty large earthquake to bring a building down (especially a modern one), but not a very big one to break windows...

TheShed Apr 9th 2013 5:42 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
I have no prior knowledge of these things BT I got evacuated from the 7th floor of a client building in Doha and wondered about the logic of keeping us close to the building. (Apart from ensuring that we were shaded and did not get too hot!! I kid you not. )

gottheTshirt Apr 9th 2013 5:52 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 10649437)
And for all those who evacuated / were evacuated, where did you gather? Far more dangerous to be outside and near a building (especially a tall one with lots of windows) than inside one when a quake hits. It takes a pretty large earthquake to bring a building down (especially a modern one), but not a very big one to break windows...

I went home to my 20th floor apartment and had a beer. If i am going to wobble i need a reason.

Millhouse Apr 9th 2013 6:37 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 10649437)
And for all those who evacuated / were evacuated, where did you gather? Far more dangerous to be outside and near a building (especially a tall one with lots of windows) than inside one when a quake hits. It takes a pretty large earthquake to bring a building down (especially a modern one), but not a very big one to break windows...

I'm not sure that this perfectly logical argument stands in Dubai

hnd Apr 9th 2013 10:31 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
Lived at AR until June last year and never, ever felt even the slightest tremor - unless we were were leaving our neighbour's home after a weekend party or a non-weekend, let's just have a fun evening type thing. DT's are very different - having visitors here in Muscat at the moment a couple of us have tremors in the morning!

OleJanx Apr 9th 2013 10:41 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 

Originally Posted by hnd (Post 10650069)
Lived at AR until June last year and never, ever felt even the slightest tremor - unless we were were leaving our neighbour's home after a weekend party or a non-weekend, let's just have a fun evening type thing. DT's are very different - having visitors here in Muscat at the moment a couple of us have tremors in the morning!

AR?

hnd Apr 9th 2013 11:03 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
Oh, come on ... Arabian Ranches.

It's as commonly referred to as AR (on various forums) as is, say, DSO, DIFC, JVT, JBR etc.

Norm_uk Apr 10th 2013 9:04 am

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 

Originally Posted by gottheTshirt (Post 10649492)
I went home to my 20th floor apartment and had a beer. If i am going to wobble i need a reason.

Better to have several reasons :)

N.

co durham boy Apr 10th 2013 10:37 am

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Sums it up quite well

jam25mack Apr 10th 2013 11:25 am

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 10649609)
I'm not sure that this perfectly logical argument stands in Dubai

Buildings in Dubai (as per DM) are generally designed to a seismic zone 2A, which is far more conservative than the seismic conditions encountered in Dubai (probably Zone 1 at best), so there is nothing to worry about I would say.

Tall building especially are some of the safest to be in when a quake hits as the wavelengths generated by a quake a far different to that of a tall building. They are, however, much more similar to that of a 3 story building.... where unfortunately seismic conditions are often overlooked in the design. These are the buildings that are seen to pancake.

As such, tall building = good & 3 story buildings = bad.

I recently wrote a report on the seismic conditions of the region for a major tunnelling project....... i'm still half asleep now!

mentalist Apr 10th 2013 11:30 am

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
Had to smile when a female radio presenter revealed what an Emirati girlfriend of hers told her at a dinner party last night. Whilst watching hundreds of Indians and Filipinos fleeing her 34 storey office block in panic when the earth tremor struck, she said that she would not be leaving her office until the Europeans started leaving. Needless to say, that never happened.:)

Dumbo Apr 10th 2013 1:08 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 10648964)
Company building in Tecom evacuated, but didn't feel a thing in Umm Sequim.

I'm not used to the earth moving anyway. I'm married.

Ever considered having an affair?

Scamp Apr 10th 2013 2:54 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 

Originally Posted by britexpat76 (Post 10648881)
Scamp got wind?

I'm in Greece!

Bahtatboy Apr 10th 2013 5:21 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 

Originally Posted by mentalist (Post 10651036)
Had to smile when a female radio presenter revealed what an Emirati girlfriend of hers told her at a dinner party last night. Whilst watching hundreds of Indians and Filipinos fleeing her 34 storey office block in panic when the earth tremor struck, she said that she would not be leaving her office until the Europeans started leaving. Needless to say, that never happened.:)

No Italians, then?

britexpat76 Apr 10th 2013 5:39 pm

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 10651720)
No Italians, then?

Closely followed by the french

Kix Apr 16th 2013 11:49 am

Earth Tremor, 1 minute ago
 
Anyone feel it?

Got to be the worst one I've felt in 8 years.

jam25mack Apr 16th 2013 11:50 am

Earthquake
 
Just now.

Feel it?

Wobbling at my seat (ground floor) in Oud Metha

britexpat76 Apr 16th 2013 11:50 am

Re: Earth Tremor, 1 minute ago
 

Originally Posted by Kix (Post 10661818)
Anyone feel it?

Got to be the worst one I've felt in 8 years.

You got wind?

The_Citizen Apr 16th 2013 11:50 am

Re: Did anyone else feel an earth tremor a few minutes ago?
 
I felt that one then!!!!

Quackers Apr 16th 2013 11:51 am

Re: Earth Tremor, 1 minute ago
 
Yes felt it in our 2 storey office

The_Citizen Apr 16th 2013 11:52 am

Re: Earth Tremor, 1 minute ago
 
felt it in Abu Dhabi and my wife said the building was shaking in Dubai!

mentalist Apr 16th 2013 11:52 am

Another Trembler
 
Did anybody feel anything at 2.48pm?

ukfb Apr 16th 2013 11:52 am

Re: Earth Tremor, 1 minute ago
 
Same here in The Villa, Dubailand - the whole villa shook for 3-4 seconds...

Quackers Apr 16th 2013 11:53 am

Re: Earth Tremor, 1 minute ago
 
I didn't feel the one last week in Iran so this has got to be either stronger or closer

shiva Apr 16th 2013 11:53 am

Re: Earth Tremor, 1 minute ago
 
yup, very weird office chair just rolled away from desk, stood up and the whole room swayed for a few seconds. definitely a big one somewhere near


yup bit busy in iran today

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/


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