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1/22/2007

Earthquake rattles western Norway

Breaking Earth News: Norway
Jan 22, 2007

Earthquakes aren't common in Norway, so even the relatively minor tremor frightened those who felt it. Local police reported receiving calls from scores of anxious, local residents who weren't sure what caused the shaking.
Dishes rattled and some reported that glasses nearly fell off a shelf. The earthquake measured just 4 on the Richter Scale, a minor tremor by international standards, but strong by Norwegian ones.
The quakes that do occur in the area generally are centered offshore. This one was extra unusual in that it occurred on land, Berit Paulsen of the research institute NORSAR told newspaper Aftenposten.
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