Earthquake hits Switzerland’s Lake Geneva region

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Earthquake hits Switzerland’s Lake Geneva region
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An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale was felt by people in western Switzerland on Tuesday morning.


The quake, which hit at 10.48am, had its epicentre 15 kilometres south west of Montreux in canton Vaud, according to the Swiss Seismological Service.

The agency said a quake of this magnitude could be expected to be felt across a large part of Switzerland. Minor damage could also be expected near the epicentre.

"There was a big boom and my house shook," one person in Ursy in canton Fribourg told Swiss news site 20 Minutes.

Around 500 earthquakes have been registered in Switzerland this year to date. Most are small. Around ten to 20 quakes are felt in the country every year.

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