Kuwait struck by magnitude 5 earthquake

No damage was reported

Kuwait City, Kuwait, where a magnitude 5 earthquake hit on Saturday morning. EPA
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Several parts of Kuwait felt tremors in the early hours of Saturday as an earthquake of magnitude 5 struck the nation, the ministry of information tweeted.

The Kuwait National Seismic Network recorded an earthquake measuring 5...southwest of Al Ahmadi.

The earthquake occurred at 4:28am at a depth of 5 kilometres.

The Kuwait Oil Company said its facilities and oil and gas production were not affected.

The facilities were stopped for a short period during the quake as a precautionary measure in accordance with the company's safety regulations, KOC said in a statement.

KOC's facilities are equipped with sensors that operate automatically when exposed to any natural disasters, according to the Kuwait News Agency.

Updated: June 04, 2022, 11:13 AM