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.