According to the Arab Times [article] and Kuwait times [article] on August 2, 2012 an earthquake of 4.2 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Kuwait 40 km NW of Salmiya at around 7.30 am and was felt by residents in Salmiya. I was already at work in the desert and didn't feel a thing. It's more than a little scary to know that Kuwait has earthquakes with the way many of the apartment buildings are built. Can we say crumble and dust to dust?
So there you have it expats. We now have to add earthquakes to the list. I come from a land faraway with horrendous hurricanes and tropical storms. I just have to add that back home I'm allowed to drink a New Orleans hurricane cocktail whenever I feel scared of the bad weather to calm myself down. In Kuwait it's bottled water with a straw through a hole in my dusk mask.