Mild tremors hitting parts of UAE

It was only the other when crossing Sheikh Zayed road and looking at all the hi-rise buildings I was wondering what if Earthquake (God forbid) hits Dubai?? And today I read this in the Khaleej times.

At four different places in UAE the tremors were felt and although the magnitude was not much but what if…

I have seen the devastation caused by the Oct 8th earthquake, 2005 in Pakistan and it just scares me thinking about the consequences if it happens here…I wonder if this part of the world where development projects are on a boom, is prepared for natural disasters.

2 Comments so far

  1. Seabee (unregistered) on February 4th, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

    We are on the edge of a fault line, in Iran, so the building code means they have to be able to withstand a tremor of a certain magnitude. I forget exactly what it is on the Richter Scale.

  2. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 8th, 2008 @ 1:48 pm

    Their construction style is way too different then what is in South Asia. The Technology adopted is 5 times faster and 25 times stronger then what is in the sub-continent.

    However, When Nature Gets Angry & Strikes it has its own way to express anger. The current cold front in UAE is expression of anger, messing with SEA is not rite.

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