Strong tremors resulted in 24 homes on Allard Piersonstraat in Rotterdam's Delfshaven being evacuated as a precaution on Thursday afternoon. Residents were locked out of their homes for hours before being allowed to return late in the evening. Investigation found "nothing alarming", a spokesperson for the safety office said, AD reports.
Emergency services responded en masse. The street was closed down. Some 40 people residents were given shelter in a nearby mosque. Others stayed with neighbors. No one was injured.