Magnitude 3.4 quake hits gas field in Netherlands

Amman, A 3.4 magnitude earthquake on Wednesday hit the north Dutch region of Groningen, home to one of Europe’s largest natural gas fields, official sources said.

The earthquake is among the most severe to ever hit the region, it added, noting that there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Wednesday’s earthquake is among the most severe to ever hit the region but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

After a similarly severe quake in January 2018, the Dutch government pledged to end production by 2030 and to lower it as quickly as possible in coming years.

Decades of gas extraction have led to dozens of minor tremors every year in Groningen, damaging thousands of homes, sparking unrest among locals and prompting authorities to impose caps on activity.

Source: Jordan News Agency