Appingedam

Milieudefensie and Groningen residents dump fracking earthquake rubble in front of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in The Hague, 26 Oct 2017
Aug 10 '18 14:20

The Groningen city of Appingedam was hit by two earthquakes in two days time. The earthquakes happened on Wednesday and Thursday, and both registered 1.9 on the Richter scale, according to meteorological institute KNMI. 

Multiple people reported feeling the quakes, Dagblad van het Noorden reports. Some also reported hearing a bang with Thursday's earthquake.

Over the past two weeks there were eight small earthquakes in the gas extraction area in Groningen:

Police officers on the street
Nov 2 '17 16:10

De Drie Winkeliers pawn shop in Appingedam had to be evacuated on Wednesday afternoon after a box containing an anti-tank mine of Polish make was found in the store, NOS reports.

A shop assistant spotted the old looking box and opened it to see what was inside. He called the police when he realized it was a mine. The police sent an officer specialized in weapons. The officer concluded that the explosive may be dangerous and the store was evacuated.

Mark Rutte, January 2016
Jun 16 '17 16:55

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is vito discuss gas extraction in the province and the many fracking earthquakes it resulted in. His schedule includes talks with people affected by earthquake damage, a dinner and receiving a petition against gas extraction, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

Dutch police Arrest team
May 31 '16 10:40

The police raided a total of 19 different locations on Tuesday morning as part of an investigation into organized crime in Groningen. So far 13 people were arrested, the police announced in a statement.

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Apr 12 '16 12:25

The province of Groningen and 12 municipalities in the earthquake zone wants the government to cough up more money to deal with damages caused by gas-extraction earthquakes.

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Nov 24 '15 09:45

An increasing number of children in the Netherlands are growing up in a family that needs welfare benefits to get by. Last year nearly 223 thousand children, 6.5 percent of all the kids in the country, were living in a welfare family, compared to 5.2 percent last year.

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Feb 25 '15 12:49

There was an earthquake in Appingedam, Groningen this morning, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KMNI) reports. The earthquake happened at 11:03 a.m. and had a magnitude of 2.3 on the Richter scale.

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Aug 11 '14 13:20

An earthquake in Appingedam, in the North of The Netherlands, on Saturday has not caused any known damage. A spokesperson for the Netherlands Crude Oil Company (NAM) tells De Telegraaf that no reports of damage have come in related to the earthquake, which was caused by NAM's gas extraction activities in the North.

Feb 13 '14 13:48

Groningen was startled by an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale, in the night from Wednesday on Thursday, at 03:13 in the morning. The epicenter was in Leermens, close to Loppersum, but the quake was strong enough to be felt in the city of Groningen.

Dec 18 '13 04:30

A member of the Satudarah was arrested Monday in Appingedam, on suspicion of menace and kidnapping. A few weeks earlier the man forced a taxi driver under threat of a knife, to drive him from the Grote Markt in Groningen to a village in the province, reported the police.

Nov 28 '13 04:35

Some one hundred and fifty residents of northern Groningen are taking the Dutch Petroleum Maatschappij ( NAM )to court over the value drop of their home, reported the NOS Wednesday.

Nov 20 '13 04:34

Seven Boards of Directors and Aldermen (B and W) of Northern Groningen, agreed Tuesday to jointly explore the idea of one large community

Jul 3 '13 08:35

Today, a magnitude 3.5 earthquake was felt in some parts of the Netherlands. The earthquake happened at 01:03:54 local time, with a depth of 15 km.

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