Earthquake on Kuwait-Saudi border, no damage reported


Abu Dhabi - The quake with 4.6 magnitude on Richter scale was recorded 56km southwest of Al Ahmadi in Kuwait.

By Web Report

Published: Mon 21 Dec 2020, 7:52 AM

A 4.6 Magnitude Earthquake on Richter scale is recorded in Kuwait-Saudi Border at 7.04am (UAE time) on Monday, a tweet by by the National Meteorological Centre quoted the National Seismic Network.

According to, the quake was recorded 56km southwest of Al Ahmadi in Kuwait.

United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the earthquake hit early morning on Monday at 6.04am local time at a shallow depth of 10km.

A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake as well.

Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicentre.

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