I was in my office having a “teacher’s conference” with a group of students less than an hour ago and I felt the desk shaking against my leg. I first thought it was my student kicking my desk. “Mr Saleh, are you kicking my desk?”…of course he denied doing it. I kind of thought he just didn’t want to admit to it. I didn’t think anything of it until the next group of students came in for their meeting and asked, “Did you feel the earthquake?” Wow! I know that earthquakes in Oman are extremely rare. My students and I briefly talked about whether this might be an effect of “climate change” as that happens to be the very topic we’re discussing in our class these days!
Students with their WhatsApp and social-networking are reporting that it was felt all over the Sultanate and wasn’t only felt here in the capital of Muscat. Now that I’m back home, I see that it was a 7.3 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale near the Pakistan-Iran border. Here’s a quick report from Muscat Daily. For a great write-up from another blogger, Muscat Mutterings reported on this the fastest and now has over 80 comments on the post!
Here’s a funny pic from the Muscat Ads facebook page, haha!: So did any of you reading this blogpost in Oman feel the earthquake? What were you doing? What’s your story?