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17 July 2024

Earthquake jolts Kuwait

By Wam

Two tremors jolted north of Kabd area and south of Jahra area on Friday, according to the national network for monitoring earthquakes at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research.

The two tremors measured 5.2 and 3.7 on the Richter scale, Abdullah Al Enezi, director of the network, said in a press statement carried by Kuwait News Agency, Kuna.

The tremors occurred at a depth of five kilometers and were felt by people in the areas of Jahra, Qairawan and Saad Al-Abdullah, he added.

7.0-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Russia

A strong 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Russia on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake occurred at 0325 GMT at a depth of 153 kilometres (95 miles), and took place about 92 kilometres northeast of the Russian town of Yelizovo, USGS said.

The National and Pacific Tsunami Warning Centers said there was no risk of a tsunami as a result of the quake.