Kuwait assures earthquake left no damage

 13 Nov 2017 - 8:03

Kuwait assures earthquake left no damage


Kuwait: The earthquake which jolted Kuwait on Sunday evening has caused no damage or security repercussions, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior assured.

In a press statement, the Ministry said that a comprehensive security survey in addition to the reports from the police patrols across the state have detected no damage or security and traffic repercussions due to the quake, according to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

It added that the Civil Defense Department has taken all precautionary measures in collaborations with relevant state agencies to guarantee the state security and people safety.

People gather on street as tremors felt in Kuwait last night.
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Earlier, the Kuwait National Seismic Network said a tremor measuring between 4-5 degrees on Richter scale hit the country, caused by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Iraq-Iran borders. 

The earthquake epicenter was in Iraq's province of Sulaimaniya, 200 kilometers northeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.