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Earthquake in Kuwait today causes no major damage


M 4.5 moderate earthquake rocks southwest of Kuwait today, the Kuwait National Seismic Network (KNSN) reported.

According to the Kuwait National Seismic Network, the quake's epicenter was five kilometers underground.

The earthquake took place at 14:23 hours local time (11:23 GMT), and was well felt in the southwestern region, Kuwait News Agency mentioned quoting KNSN supervisor, Dr. Abdullah Al-Enezi.

No damage or injuries have been reported from earthquake in Kuwait today.

Magnitude 6.2 earthquakes in Iran on August 18, 2014 heavily shook Kuwait. More than 400 people were injured in the earthquake with more than 17,000 houses damaged.

Kuwait Earthquake Risk


Kuwait's historical documents have not shown any significant earthquakes within Kuwait.

"The Kuwait National Seismic Network (KNSN) has recorded more than 300 local earthquakes from March 1997 to December 2006. Recorded earthquakes in Kuwait reveal that earthquake activity in Kuwait is concentrated mainly in two regions – Minagish-Umm Gudair oil fields in the south and Al-Raudhatain/Al-Sabiryiah oil fields in the north," Dr. Abdullah Al-Enezi had mentioned in an interview published in Arab Times Online in April 2009.


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