Kuwait may be threatened by powerful earthquake in future: Academic


By : Hamed Al-Sayyed

KUWAIT: Earthquake expert Assistant Manager of Kuwait University for Scientific Affairs Dr. Ferial BuRabee asserted that Kuwait may be vulnerable to a powerful earthquake that can reach 8 degrees on Richter scale. She predicted that such an earthquake can strike southern part of Iran and thus negatively effecting Iran and GCC countries. She added that an 8.1 earthquake on Richter scale hit the same area south Iran back in 1945 and caused huge tsunami waves that reached Karachi and Bombay, 1,100 kilometers away from Iran.
She warned that Bushehr nuclear reactor in Iran is may be vulnerable if an earthquake strikes, such as seen in Japan. She advised GCC countries to give up their ambitions concerning the construction of nuclear power stations, arguing that “they are time bombs that will destroy the region when the anticipated earthquake strikes.”

 Source: Al Watan Daily (Thursday,24 March 2011)

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