I n the province of Groningen has been an earthquake Tuesday afternoon. According to the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the quake had a magnitude of 2.7. The epicenter was in Loppersum.
Tuesday was an earthquake in the province of Groningen. According to the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the quake had a magnitude of 2.7. The epicenter was in Loppersum.
The shock happened around 17:15 am and was measured at first with a magnitude of 2.8. The KNMI stated that later on to 2.7. According to RTV Noord is the worst earthquake this year. Early May was at Zijldijk a quake of 2.5.
The municipality Loppersum reports that the quake in many places in and around Loppersum was palpable. She calls people when they have damage to report that the Temporary Committee on Mining Damage Groningen.
When the quake alarm RTV Noord arrived within half an hour after the shock within three hundred reports, including the city of Groningen, Loppersum, Leather Man, Middelstum and Zeerijp. “Many people choose the color red in the earthquake, meaning they described the quake as” heavy “,” the medium.
The tremors are caused by out of the ground in Groningen gas is pumped. occurred last year in the gas field a total of 87 earthquakes. The quakes had eleven a force of more than 1.5. Ending gas production is planned for mid 2022.
The region Groningen has calculated Tuesday by Eric Wiebes Minister of Economic Affairs and climate called for faster handling of earthquake damage to housing and strengthening of buildings. Many Groningen running against too much bureaucracy and there are also mental suffering too.
Acting Mayor Hans Loppersum speaks English on Twitter of a big earthquake. “Hope that now permeates Hague that we are far and now finally put real steps towards a safe and healthy area.”
The worst earthquake ever in the Netherlands in 1992 in Roermond. Which had a magnitude of 5.8. The heaviest gasaardbeving Groningen happened in 2012 near the village Huizinge, with a magnitude of 3.6.