Earthquake in Dubai | Dubai quakes ahead of World T20 final

Dubai: An earthquake was reported in Dubai ahead of the final of the T20 World Cup between New Zealand and Australia. The quake struck shortly before the start of the T20 World Cup final on Sunday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook southern Iran on Sunday evening. There are indications that the quake may have been felt in Dubai.

The epicenter was reported below the epicenter, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC).

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

The quake affected neighboring countries as well. Residents of Jumeirah’s Lake Towers, Nahda, Deira, Barsha, Dubai Investment Park and Discovery Gardens experienced a few minutes of tremors. The quake affected Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

However, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has not issued a statement on the matter as broadcasters continue to broadcast their pre-matches from the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Meanwhile, after 44 matches at four venues in the UAE and Oman, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup has reached its climax. Neighboring Australia and New Zealand will compete for the World Cup at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.

Australia and New Zealand are aiming for their first T20 World Cup title in today’s World Cup. Australia finished second in 2010. They lost to England that day. Cricket fans will be treated to another Australia-Kiwis clash as a remake of the 2015 ODI Cricket World Cup final. This is New Zealand’s first appearance in the T20 World Cup final. New Zealand are currently the runners-up in the ODI World Cup.

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