Minor earthquake felt in Groningen

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A minor earthquake occurred this morning in Loppersum, a town in Groningen, news agency ANP .

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 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.