Muscat: A loud explosion was heard by the people of Nizwa and Manah in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate. So far, the reason is unknown and no clarification has been given by the official authorities.
Jamal Al-Kindi from the Wilayat of Nizwa told Times of Oman: "We heard a loud sound while we were in the cultural centre in the Wilayat of Nizwa, and it seems that it was due to an explosion of unknown origin. There was vibration in the doors."
The Earthquake Monitoring Centre at Sultan Qaboos University (EMC), confirmed that the devices did not record any earthquake in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate today.
His Excellency Ahmed bin Nasser Al Abri, the representative of the Wilayat of Nizwa in Al-Dakhiliyah Governorate also spoke to Times of Oman about the loud sound heard in the wilayats of Nizwa and Manah: "Until now, we do not know what this sound was that occurred in Nizwa, the competent authorities are looking into it."