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3.7 MN Earthquake in the Netherlands (result of gas winning)

At this very moment an f-16 with a pod under it is scanning the area. (I love planes!)
Yesterday evening I experienced my first earthquake, I was bored. So it was an exciting gift.
Magnitude 3.7
Region The Netherlands
Date time 2012-08-16 20:30:32.0 UTC
Location 53.36 N ; 6.48 E
I live on the epicenter.

The green spots on the map are gasfields, the red ones oil. One of the largest natural gas fields in the world is almost located under my house.

Depth 10 km
Distances: 16 km NW Groningen (pop 181,194 ; local time 22:30:32.8 2012-08-16)
3 km NW Winsum (where I live) (pop 14,310 ; local time 22:30:32.8 2012-08-16)

Additional info.

The gas field which NAM had discovered turned out to be one of the biggest in the world, covering an area of around 900 km² and with original producible gas reserves estimated at 2,700 billion m³. In 1959, when a NAM exploration well stru

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Added: Aug-17-2012 Occurred On: Aug-16-2012
By: Nazel_Hut
Regional News, WTF, Other Entertainment, Citizen Journalism, Nature
Tags: earthquake, holland, dutch, unbored
Location: Winsum, Groningen, Netherlands (load item map)
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