An earthquake of magnitude 5 struck Kuwait, the ministry of information tweeted on Saturday.

The ministry said "the Kuwait National Seismic Network recorded an earthquake measuring 5 ... southwest of al-Ahmadi, and it occurred at exactly 04:28:02 a.m. Kuwait time (0128 GMT), at a depth of 5 km (3 miles)".

The Kuwait's Fire Force also said that there was no damage as a result of the earthquake.

(Reporting by Moataz Mohamed; Editing by William Mallard)