Earthquake registered near Lihula on Wednesday ({{commentsTotal}})

An earthquake hit near Lihula for the third time this year already.
An earthquake hit near Lihula for the third time this year already. Source: Google Maps

The third earthquake to hit Estonia this year was registered in Lääneranna Municipality, near the Western Estonian town of Lihula, on Wednesday.

The magnitude 1 quake was registered at 13:59 EEST on Wednsday, 13 June, at a depth of 4 kilometers, regional paper Lääne Elu reported the Geological Survey of Estonia as saying.

The previous earthquake to hit Estonia was a magnitude 1.7 quake at a depth of 1 kilometer registered approximately 5 kilometres east of Haapsalu on at 3:21 on 4 March.

Based on historical data, the Haapsalu-Hiiuma-Vormsi region may be considered relatively seismically active, as the area has seen multiple earthquakes.

Editor: Aili Vahtla



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