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Magnitude 3.9 earthquake in northern Vaud

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Magnitude 3.9 earthquake in northern Vaud

An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale occurred overnight from Sunday to Monday near Yvonand (VD), according to the Swiss Seismological Service (SED) of the ETHZ. This earthquake could be felt over a wide area.

The earthquake occurred at 3:35 a.m., specifies the SED in an automatic announcement. The hypocenter was 1.6 kilometers deep. Generally, damage is not expected from an earthquake of this magnitude.

The Swiss Seismological Service records between 1000 and 1500 earthquakes each year. The population only feels 10 to 20. These earthquakes generally have magnitudes of 2.5 or more.


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