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Sunday, 29 December 2019 10:35

A major earthquake will hit Kuwait, and oil extraction is one of the factors

 First: Establishing facilities according to engineering designs that resist earthquakes when they occur. First: Establishing facilities according to engineering designs that resist earthquakes when they occur.

The Kuwaiti geologist, Dr. Feryal Bourbaie, said that what is recorded are simple tremors that occur in the country, or aftershocks to earthquakes in neighboring countries, all indications of a major event that Kuwait will witness, and its impact will be devastating.

"Abu Rabea" explained that these shakes on the Zagros belt must be paid attention to, because this is a strong precursor of the occurrence of strong and destructive earthquakes, whose risks can be reduced or coexisted with the least amount of losses, through two axes:

First: Establishing facilities according to engineering designs that resist earthquakes when they occur.

The second: Educating the community members about the best behavior during and after the occurrence of strong and destructive earthquakes, because many human losses occur as a result of misbehavior due to panic.

She called for spring; that the awareness be through all the media, and in educational institutions at all levels, and that the phenomenon of earthquakes cannot be prevented or avoided, but it can coexist with it.

She added that "the general public believes that Kuwait is safe from the risks of earthquakes, and the reason for this belief is that the history of Kuwait did not record strong and destructive earthquakes in it, but that the specialists have a different vision based on their studies of geological history, as well as on the records of the Kuwaiti National Network to monitor who Earthquakes that started operation in March 1997, and recorded many medium and small earthquakes, whose episodes are located inside Kuwait, in addition to the earthquakes of the Zagros belt that extends from southwestern Iran to eastern Turkey via Iraq.

She pointed out that "the studies of the geological history of Kuwait showed geological and topographical manifestations, reflecting ancient seismic activity, and the remarkable increase in the number of people and their spread in most regions of the state contributed to the sense of earthquakes ... It was also recently proven that withdrawing oil from its reservoirs in the ground can lead , In certain circumstances, to accelerate the occurrence of earthquakes. " And Abu Rabee'a indicated that the formation of large convex folds in the Burgan oil field and in other oil fields, such as:

Al Manaqish, Al-Ahmadi, Bahrah, Al-Sabriya, and Al-Roudhatin, is due to vertical ground movements that occurred about 60 million years ago and are now being renewed. These movements are the occurrence of earthquakes, in addition to Forming different geological structures.

She stated that, “During the current year 2019, people in the liver and south of Jahra region felt a 3.1 magnitude earthquake, and the small activity in the north of Rawdatain region on the evening of November 15 was renewed by a 3.4 magnitude earthquake, and it was felt by citizens and residents in the Abdali area,” noting that “Kuwait Affected by the frequent earthquakes on the Zagros belt as a result of the collision between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran, we must not forget what happened in Kuwait during the earthquake in the Kermanshah region on the Iran-Iraq border on November 12, 2017, even though its center is more than 600 km away from Kuwait.

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