Minor earthquake felt in Groningen
A minor earthquake occurred this morning in Loppersum, a town in Groningen, news agency ANP reports.
The quake was felt by several residents. According to KNMI, the earthquake had a magnitude of 1.5 on the Richter scale. On Twitter, several residents mentioned that the earthquake was accompanied b a bang, ANP said. Last month, the Dutch government agreed to reduce gas production in Groningen following growing residents’ concerns overs the risk of earthquakes. People were concerned about earthquakes caused by natural gas drilling. As a result of earthquakes caused by gas drilling, real estate market is also facing problems in Groningen. The value of houses is falling there.