Gulf-UAE residents reported having felt tremors in the country’s coastal areas as a Magnitude 5.1 tremor hit south-western Iran. Other residents in eastern and coastal parts of the Arabian Peninsula also felt the quake.
Other agencies reported a slightly higher magnitude (5.4 as per USGS and 5.6 as per Fars News Agency), but it was generally considered to be a moderate quake.
Geologically, Iran sits on active faults. Geographically, Iran is close to the UAE. When a quake triggered by plate movements hits Iran, the UAE (especially the northern Emirates), typically experiences mild to moderate tremors.