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Earthquake in Värmland – a relatively large

the Quake occurred 34 kilometres north-east of Hagfors shortly after 07 on Tuesday morning. " this is a relatively major event with Swedish standards. It is

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Earthquake in Värmland – a relatively large

the Quake occurred 34 kilometres north-east of Hagfors shortly after 07 on Tuesday morning.

" this is a relatively major event with Swedish standards. It is a bit unusual, " says Björn Lund, seismologist at Uppsala university.

per year, occurring quakes of similar magnitude in Sweden and the quake may have been felt in all of Värmland.

When the tremors are so big so it can feel and be heard ten miles away. You are very close so it will be a rather sharp shock, " says Björn Lund.

a Little farther away from the quake's centre feels no shaking, however, the sound can be heard – much like a racket that from a truck or a train driving by.

usually there is no damage or risk of formation of cracks, " says Björn Lund.

from a plattgräns and it is unusual to have a heavy earthquake. In 1904 occurred the strongest known earthquake in Sweden. It was outside of Skövde and had a magnitude of 5.4.

If it were to occur again in the vicinity of a city, it would be a big risk for damage. The probability of such a large earthquake is low. It will happen again but it might take a hundred years or so it happens in the morning, " says Björn Lund.

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