(Complete) Earthquakes list August 2, 2012 – moderate earthquake in Kuwait

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Moderate earthquake below the Kuwait desert.
The earthquake was felt very well in high rise buildings (which is normal). Epicenter was located in the desert on a short distance to the Kuwait Bay.  31 km NW Al-kuwayt (pop 60,064). The experience reports we have received are mentioning a weak to light shaking. Earthquakes in Kuwait are rather exceptional. Closest main city to the epicenter : Al-Jahra
As the main populated centers are at a safe distance from the epicenter, earthquake-report.com is convinced that this earthquake will not lead to direct serious damage or injuries.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Valparaiso, Chile Aug 02 23:58 3.3 25 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Aug 02 23:34 4.4 448 MAP I Felt It
USGS Fiji Region Aug 02 23:34 4.5 400 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Fiji Region Aug 02 23:34 4.4 455 MAP I Felt It
USGS Central Alaska Aug 02 23:34 2.8 78 MAP I Felt It
USGS Central California Aug 02 23:33 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
USGS Alaska Peninsula Aug 02 22:57 2.9 164 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Greece Aug 02 22:47 3.5 117 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Eastern Turkey Aug 02 22:45 2.6 3 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Gulf Of California Aug 02 22:13 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Gulf Of California Aug 02 22:13 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Gulf Of California Aug 02 22:13 4.8 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Greece Aug 02 22:08 2.9 71 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Greece Aug 02 21:52 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Greece Aug 02 21:47 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It
  • Alonissos GR - Was standing inside my bedroom, sounded like a big truck is passing by. My cat woke up and jumped off the sideboard.It took about 3 Seconds 1.30h greektime
  • USGS Southern Alaska Aug 02 21:47 3.4 27 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Hawaii Region, Hawaii Aug 02 20:46 2.5 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Caspian Sea, Offshore Azerbaijan Aug 02 20:33 2.8 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near The Coast Of Western Turkey Aug 02 19:42 3.0 13 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Baja California, Mexico Aug 02 19:27 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Myanmar Aug 02 19:06 5.0 59 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Myanmar Aug 02 19:06 5.1 52 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Myanmar Aug 02 19:06 5.0 60 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Myanmar Aug 02 19:06 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Central California Aug 02 18:50 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off W Coast Of Northern Sumatra Aug 02 18:02 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra Aug 02 18:02 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 02 17:55 2.7 7 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON West Chile Rise Aug 02 17:47 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Virgin Islands Region Aug 02 17:42 4.2 38 MAP I Felt It
  • Tortola - Short sharp, two shakes. Loud boom in house.
  • Tortola - Loud bang like a truck just hit the house. Short rumble afterwards.
  • st john, VI - sudden rumbling, louder and shook concrete building.
  • St. John, USVI - Felt 2 aftershocks, @ 2 minutes and 20 minutes after initial quake.
  • USGS Virgin Islands Region Aug 02 17:42 4.0 48 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Greece Aug 02 17:14 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kuwait Region Aug 02 16:48 3.9 20 MAP I Felt It
  • Kuwait - It was scary but I would like to ask if it's going to happen more aerthquake in kuwait
  • Abdally - I was eating breakfast and smoking a cigarett, when I looked down and noticed my coffee and juice were moving back and forward.
  • GEOFON Honduras Aug 02 15:36 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Honduras Aug 02 15:36 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Honduras Aug 02 15:36 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It
  • Guatemala - Well i am here seating and then all of a sudden i felt a pleasant shake that rocked me gentle ,i called friends but didn't feel it -- ER : Probably you have felt the Honduras earthquake
  • GEOFON Off West Coast Of Northern Sumatra Aug 02 15:25 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC North Indian Ocean Aug 02 15:25 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS North Indian Ocean Aug 02 15:25 4.8 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Ceram Sea, Indonesia Aug 02 15:10 4.4 61 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Seram, Indonesia Aug 02 15:10 4.4 61 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Aug 02 15:02 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Nicobar Islands, India Region Aug 02 14:48 4.6 41 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Nicobar Islands, India Region Aug 02 14:48 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Shetland Islands Aug 02 14:32 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Shetland Islands Aug 02 14:32 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS South Shetland Islands Aug 02 14:32 4.9 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Turkey-syria-iraq Border Region Aug 02 14:13 2.6 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 02 13:34 2.4 15 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Bay Of Bengal Aug 02 13:16 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 02 12:21 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Greece Aug 02 11:44 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Pyrenees Aug 02 11:01 2.5 3 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Aegean Sea Aug 02 10:30 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Aegean Sea Aug 02 10:30 4.0 24 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bosnia And Herzegovina Aug 02 10:21 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Puerto Rico Region Aug 02 10:10 3.0 48 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Turkey Aug 02 10:09 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Aug 02 09:56 6.0 67 MAP I Felt It
    USGS New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea Aug 02 09:56 6.3 70 MAP I Felt It
  • Lihir island new island province - Light shaking at Lihir Island
  • GEOFON New Ireland Region, P.n.g. Aug 02 09:56 6.0 54 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bosnia And Herzegovina Aug 02 09:54 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Utah Aug 02 09:47 3.4 15 MAP I Felt It
  • Salt Lake City Motel 6 - First time I have experienced an earthquake so I don't know whether to put very weak or weak or light. Heard really loud noise, minor shaking. Happened a few times. Was around 2:00am today. ER : The earthquake was a M3,4 in the direct area of Mt. Pleasant.
  • USGS Central Peru Aug 02 09:38 6.1 143 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Peru Aug 02 09:38 6.0 153 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Peru-brazil Border Region Aug 02 09:38 6.0 148 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Offshore Valparaiso, Chile Aug 02 09:13 3.5 46 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Cyprus Region Aug 02 09:09 2.8 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Aug 02 08:03 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Greece Aug 02 08:02 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kep. Tanimbar Region, Indonesia Aug 02 07:37 5.4 46 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Tanimbar Islands Reg., Indonesia Aug 02 07:37 5.4 55 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia Aug 02 07:37 5.4 36 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Puerto Rico Region Aug 02 07:18 2.5 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Iran Aug 02 07:10 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Greece Aug 02 06:54 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Poland Aug 02 06:50 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Poland Aug 02 06:50 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Greece Aug 02 06:48 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Is. Aug 02 06:16 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands Aug 02 06:16 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kenai Peninsula, Alaska Aug 02 06:11 2.9 11 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Central California Aug 02 06:07 2.9 3 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Virgin Islands Region Aug 02 05:58 3.4 54 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Is. Aug 02 05:58 4.9 9 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska Aug 02 05:58 4.8 17 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands Aug 02 05:58 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Czech Republic Aug 02 05:50 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Potosi, Bolivia Aug 02 05:22 3.5 237 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Aug 02 04:58 4.5 60 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The East Coast Of The North Island Of New Aug 02 04:58 4.5 59 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Kuwait Region Aug 02 04:32 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Kuwait - Sixth floor apartment which possibly exacerbated the quake. Chair I was sitting on and my 'lazyboy' rocked just after 4:30 am GMT. Duration around 20 seconds. First time in 8 years I've felt a quake here.
  • Kuwait - 2 AUGUST 2012 IN THE MORNING AT AROUND 7:30AM IT LASTED NEARLY 20 SECONDS. I LIVE ON THE 5TH FLOOR APPARTMENT IN SALMIYA AREA BLOCK 9. I WAS SITTING IN THE BALCONY LOOKING AT MY BIRDS AND MY LOVE BIRD EXCITED AND WAS SCREAMING (OR TALKING) TOO MUCH.
  • Kuwait - it was about 8 a am i was on the bed trying to catch some sleep suddenly i felt drowziness as my head was moving away from, just for a whie, i thought it could be because of lack of sleep (as we went to bed at 5 am). But my wife too had the same experience. (via emsc)
  • Kuwait - It was a slight swaying. It was a new feeling for me. (via emsc)
  • Rumathiya - At the time of the earthquake, I thought I had bad gas..
  • Kuwait - When I felt the bed shaking, I thought it was my Labrador (Dog) shaking the bed...N i was asking him from when did he start shaking the bed. :)
  • Kuwait - i live in 4th floor in a 5 storey building. there are two vase in my living room. today morning at around 7 : 45 am , both these vases were shaking left and right for ten seconds.
  • Kuwait - I felt the couch shaking and thought I was dizzy. I have previously experienced bad earthquakes in Afghanistan, so this wasn't too bad, but still gave me a bit of a fright. I'm on the 7th floor of an apartment building in Fintas.
  • Salmiya - I felt it around 7:30 Am near garden in salmiya.
  • salmiyah - I was sitting on my laptop when all of a sudden I noticed my chair move which was not likely and a slight tremor which trigger all the way to my heart. I was then noted that they was an earthquake I am still shaken up !
  • Maiden Hawally - Lives on 7th floor and Was up that night sick, so at 7.30am was in bed and felt my body sway side to side. Just thought wow I'm really not feeling well, because that can't be an earthquake here in Kuwait.
  • Kuwait - It was a moderate shake in the second floor of a 4 floor building
  • Salmiya, Kuwait - 7:30 I felt earthquake, it was light shaking during 2-5 seconds. I live in Salmiya,8th flor.
  • Salmiya - I normally sleep on my bed but last night slept on the ground. At about 07:33, I felt myself swaying from one side to another continuously in my sleep. For one moment, I thought I am having a dream, but after sometime woke up with a fright and knew for sure that a tremor was felt.
  • salmiya - shook my bed and vibrated glass objects in my room enough to wake me up
  • Kuwait - Was in the toilet and felt a shake. Nearly full mouthwash bottle kept undisturbed on a firm place was dancing. Checked with my wife who was in the living and she confirmed a mild tremor.
  • Kuwait city, coast - creaking of furniture and bed slightly shaking. two oscillations
  • Salmiya,Kuwait - I felt it...when actually i was trying to catch some sleep and my bed shaked!!
  • Kuwait, Bayan - Didn't feel anything in Bayan thank God.
  • Salwa - I was in bed using my phone, and my bed moved like jello.
  • EMSC Carlsberg Ridge Aug 02 04:28 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Carlsberg Ridge Aug 02 04:28 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Bougainville Region, Papua New Guinea Aug 02 03:15 5.2 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bougainville Region, P.n.g. Aug 02 03:15 5.2 48 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Aug 02 03:15 5.3 59 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Virgin Islands Region Aug 02 02:50 3.0 39 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Turkey Aug 02 02:20 2.4 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Bosnia And Herzegovina Aug 02 01:47 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Turkey Aug 02 00:06 3.3 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Jujuy, Argentina Aug 02 00:00 4.5 207 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Jujuy Province, Argentina Aug 02 00:00 4.2 198 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Offshore Oregon Aug 02 00:00 2.9 21 MAP I Felt It
    ER Unconfirmed Unlinked Experiences Aug 02 00:00 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Bangladesh - the seismic zone northern side such as Rangpur &Dinajpur are vulnerable for earth quake.But we cant findout the location of main falt.i think in case of any moderate earth quake in this area a huge damage & a lot of casualties &death occur hear.so please trained th e people .Many people want to take the precautionary measures But where is the main source. please take necessary action Cdmp will take & Save the people by the dangerness from earthquake
  • Alvarado, TX - Been having on and off tremors for months and it happened again tonight
  • Plano, Tx United States - At around 1:50-2:00 am August 2, 2012 I was woken up from just having fallen asleep, and realized I had been woken because the bed was shaking. It may have lasted only a minute or two. I was confused about what it was at first, but then recognized it as being a mild earthquake.

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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