Big earthquake in Sweden today

earthquake sweden september 15 2014

A relatively large earthquake (jordskalv) struck today a little north of Dalarna, in södra Härjedalen in Sweden. It measured 4.1 on the Richter scale and was felt all the way from Norway and in the surrounding area i Sweden. These shakes are uncommon in Sweden and the last one of this magnitude (4.3) hit the south of Sweden in 2008. The area hit today has not been active before.

In Stockholm we could not feel any of this so most likely we have to wait many many years before this might happen here. Right after the last ice age the northern parts of Sweden had quakes of magnitudes in the region of 8, a very long time ago..

earthquake sweden september 15 2014

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