Workers have been evacuated from buildings in Dubai after the second major earthquake in the region in eight days
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake was recorded on the border of Iran and Pakistan at 2.45pm, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismology Centre.
It follows a powerful earthquake that struck close to Iran's only nuclear power station on Tuesday last week, killing 37 people and injuring 850 as it destroyed homes and devastated two small villages.
The 6.3 magnitude quake totally destroyed one village, a Red Crescent official told the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA), but the nearby Bushehr nuclear plant was undamaged, according to Iranian officials and the Russian company that built it.
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Ash Apr 16, 2013 12:11 pm
I m living in Dubai and the earthquake occured when i was having a nap, when my friend called and informed that there was an earthquake. One of my friend who was having a bath observed that the closet started shaking and my another friend told that in her living room the jug , sofa and shelf was shaking. This earthquake occured as an after effect of the one in Iran .. So news reports tell that it can happen again .