Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Liechtenstein earthquake shakes Switzerland

Update 14:15 UTC
Swansea City’s preparations for their crucial Europa League clash in Switzerland has been disrupted due to the earthquake, Wales Online reported.

M 4.0 light shallow earthquake shakes Liechtenstein today, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported.

According to the EMSC, the quake's epicenter was located just 1 km SW of Balzers (Liechtenstein) and 4 km E of Sargans (Switzerland). It was 1 km deep.

Tremor was felt across Liechtenstein and parts of Switzerland.

No damage or injuries have been reported from earthquake in Liechtenstein. Earthquakes in Liechtenstein are rare.

A study in Liechtenstein has shown that buildings constructed during the Middle Ages ride out earthquakes better than those built to modern standards.

Liechtenstein is a doubly landlocked alpine country in Central Europe, bordered by Switzerland and Austria with the highest gross domestic product per person in the world. Liechtenstein is the smallest yet the richest (by measure of GDP per capita) German-speaking country.

00:59 UTC (local time 01:59:18.0 2013-12-12 @ epicenter)

Epicenter Location
1 km SW of Balzers, Liechtenstein
4 km E of Sargans, Switzerland
8 km SW of Feldkirch, Austria
9 km S of Vaduz, Liechtenstein
14 km SW of Rankweil, Austria

Original post: Natural Disasters List December 12, 2013

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