Earthquake hits Nijmegen

The earthquake which shook Nijmegen and its surroundings on Thursday night was one of the strongest to hit the Netherlands over the past 100 years, the Telegraaf reports.


The quake, measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, hit at around 21.00 hours. No-one was hurt and there are no reports of damage but the tremors were felt as far away as Utrecht.
The epicentre was in Germany.
The strongest quake to hit the Netherlands in the past 100 years was in 1992, when an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Roermond.
Quakes normally take place in the south of the country but also happen in Groningen province as the land settles following natural gas extraction.