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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:

Milieudefensie and Groningen residents dump fracking earthquake rubble in front of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in The Hague, 26 Oct 2017
Feb 12 '18 08:43

The province of Groningen was hit by another earthquake caused by gas extraction on Sunday afternoon. The quake had a magnitude of 2.2, according to meteorological institute KNMI. It's epicenter was in the town of Garrelsweer at a depth of 3 kilometers.

On Thursday a This one's epicenter was in Scharmer, near Loppersum. 

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Feb 26 '16 09:01

The eastern part of Groningen was woken up by an earthquake on Tuesday night. The earthquake happened around 10:30 p.m. and had a magnitude of 2.5 on the Richter scale, according to meteorological institute KNMI.

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Oct 5 '15 18:10

Some 1,240 reports of damage following last week's earthquake in Hellum, Groningen were called in to the CVW, an organization set up to monitor safe living conditions in the region. The province has been plagued by an onslaught of tremors and earthquakes brought on by the extraction of natural gas there.

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Oct 1 '15 19:35

The Center for Safe Housing (CVW) in Groningen said they received 347 damage reports after the 3.1-magnitude earthquake in Hellum, Groningen on Wednesday night. Of those, 63 are from Slochteren, a town roughly four kilometers south of the epicenter.

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Oct 1 '15 09:03

A second earthquake shook the Netherlands last night, this time in the town of Emmen. The earthquake happened just after 11:30 p.m., with a resident telling RTV Drenthe that he heard a loud bang.

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May 27 '15 19:17

An earthquake hit the town of Uithuizen in Groningen on Wednesday afternoon at around 1 p.m., according to the meteorological agency KNMI. The eighth earthquake this month in Groningen measured 2.0 on the Richter scale.

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May 13 '15 07:40

Following Tuesday morning's new earthquake in Nepal, the Giro 555 aid campaign for the earthquake victims was officially extended. Until now, the fundraiser campaign managed to collect nearly 19 million in earthquake relief.

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Feb 13 '15 12:24

Groningen has once again fallen victim to earthquakes. This time two earthquakes in two days.

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Jan 12 '15 18:17

Overnight, another earthquake hit the province of Groningen with a magnitude of 2.0 on Richter scale, reports the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, KNMI. The quake is believed to be caused by gas extraction in the Hoogezand-Sappemeer municipality.

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Jan 6 '15 12:59

Groningen experienced yet another earthquake at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. The area of Loppersum, Groningen felt a 2.7 magnitude quake on Richter scale, according to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).

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Dec 30 '14 08:28

There was another earthquake in Groningen early this morning. According to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the earthquake measured 2.8 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was in Woudbloem in the municipality Slochteren.

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Nov 5 '14 08:01

There was an earthquake in Groningen on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning at about 02:15 a.m.

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Sep 2 '14 10:12

Residents of Hoogezand in Groningen experienced two earthquakes this morning. The Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) recorded them within 40 minutes of each other, the NOS reports.

Feb 19 '14 16:29

The Groningen dikes will be reinforced at an accelerated pace, due to earthquakes, to guarantee the safety of Groningen residents, announced the Noorderzijlvest water board.

Feb 14 '14 04:34

An earthquake in Groningen at 3:13am Thursday morning, with a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale flooded the NAM with 300 damage reports. The epicenter was in Leermens, near Loppersum.

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.

Nov 27 '13 04:31

The earthquakes in Groningen can become more powerful than they have been until now. The authorities concerned, don't rule out the possibility of earthquakes with a magnitude between 4.5 and 6.0 on the Richter scale, in the future.

Oct 24 '13 03:12

For the second consecutive day a slight earthquake occurred in the North Holland Castricum coastal town. The KNMI said the quake had a magnitude of 2.0 on the Richter scale.

Sep 5 '13 02:25

The Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) (Dutch Oil Company) in Assen received 55 damage reports on Wednesday after an earthquake in the Groninger Zeerijp, with a magnitude of 2.8 on the Richter scale.

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