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Kuwait to experience earthquakes

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Chairperson of the Earthquakes Unit at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) Dr Abdullah Al- Enezi said the country will experience earthquakes this year but the magnitude cannot be estimated, reports Al- Rai daily. Al-Enezi pointed out the country is not included in the Asian seismic belt, while the tremors experienced recently were natural daily incidents but were exaggerated by the media and social networking sites.

Al-Enezi explained some causes of those tremors could be manmade like the construction of dams, extraction of oil or nuclear explosions. He affirmed Kuwait is not seismically active while the buildings are strong and cannot be affected by tremors. He added the strongest tremor recorded by far registered 4.8 on the Richter scale and it was not destructive

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