Sunday, April 10, 2011

Quakes will never hit Kuwait: expert

Quakes will never hit Kuwait: expert
Arab Times
10 April 2011

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: Professor of Geological Studies in Kuwait University Arafat Al-Shuaibi said the country is far from the earthquake epicenters in Iran, and added the country shouldn’t panic over the Iranian nuclear plant, reports Al-Shahed daily.

Al-Shuaibi, also a professor at the Earth and Environment Sciences Department in Kuwait University, stressed that weak seismic waves only affect Kuwait and we should not fear earthquakes ever hitting the country. He pointed out that humans can actually cause earthquakes through the random withdrawal of oil reservoirs and continuous use of groundwater.
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I'm no expert, but.....
Ooooooootay.... em... what about nuclear fallout?  Dustcloud? 
and em... I was here in 1997 when a 4.0 earthquake hit hard enough to shake buildings around me. It only lasted for a few seconds, but guess what - if that can happen for a few seconds, it can happen for longer. 

How was Mutlaa Ridge formed?

Shake shake shake
Shake shake shake
Sheikh Yerbouti....


Anonymous said...

we cant say anything about earthquakes.When God wants it it happens.that 4.0 might just be a warning by Him,"you people better be good or else."it will exceed 4.

Desert Girl said...

If that were the case, I would have dropped into my own personal hole in the earth long ago.

Anonymous said...

since when is he an expert in earthquakes?????
he states
My current research interest is focused towards the study of the Upper Cretaceous planktonic foraminifera of the Austin Chalk in Texas. These microfossils are now regarded as one of the most important groups of fossils for interpreting the stratigraphy of marine strata of both the continental and oceanic crust. Planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy offers an important tool for establishing an accurate chronostratigraphic framework to study the Upper Cretaceous strata worldwide.
I am planning to establish a high resolution system of planktonic foraminiferal zonation in Europe and the Middle East regions. Also, planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphic data will be integrated with that of the ammonites and inoceramids and to place lithostratigraphic units within the chronostratigraphic framework generated from planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy. One of my ambitions is to calibrate the geologic time scale utilizing planktonic foraminifera, inoceramids and ammonites on cosmopolitan scale.
I am also interested in conducting qualitative and quantitative taxonomical and ecological studies on living and dead foraminiferal species in marine sediments. Their coastal distribution from intertidal zone to deep-ocean floor and their geographic range from polar to tropical regions should provide valuable inferences for evaluating marine environments and sedimentation.
and he teaches
Principles of Geology 100
Historical Geology 102
Invertebrate Paleontology 206
Microfossil 308
Basic Quantitative Geology 386
Graduate Courses
Micropaleontology 531

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Angelo said...

I look at the "experts" here like I look at all the well built buildings with flawless electicity, the well thought out urban planning, and the awesomeness that is cellular / internet 'service'...with a kilo bag of skepticism...

Desert Girl said...

I LOVE these comments!!!! THANKS.

Angelo - you crack me up.

Anonymous said...

Mutlaa was not formed by earthquake !! No major tectonic event contributed to the formation of Mutlaa. It developed slowly over millions of years. Read any geology book on the area.