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article imageDenmark gets hit by a 4.7 magnitude earthquake, usually smaller

By Andrew Moran     Feb 20, 2010 in World
Aalb - An earthquake measuring at 4.7 magnitude on the richter scale hit the west coat of Denmark but there were no immediate reports of injuries, deaths or severe damages.
On Friday, Denmark was rocked on its northwestern coast by a 4.7 magnitude earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey. However, there were no immediate reports of injuries, deaths or severe damages.
The earthquake had a depth measuring 6.2 miles and was located 90 miles west of Aalborg and only 240 miles southwest of Oslo, Norway. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center note the quake’s epicenter was located in the North Sea.
The Taiwan News reports that police spokesperson Kjeld Nedegaard said the earthquake rattled many residential and commercial buildings in Jutland and there were several cracks on buildings but nothing more serious than that.
Many geologists and researches have said Friday’s earthquake was larger than most that hit Denmark, reports the Independent Online. Stig Asbjorn Schack Pedersen, researcher at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, said the Scandinavian country receives smaller ones, “The earthquakes we have in Denmark are usually between magnitude 2.5 and 3.”
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