In the night from Friday to Saturday, there were two earthquakes in the Groningen village of Stedum.

The quakes had a magnitude of 0.9 and 2.3 respectively and took place at a depth of 3 kilometers, according to the KNMI.

Several residents wrote on Twitter that they were awakened by the quake.

On June 11 there was already an earthquake in the nearby village of Loppersum.

It had a magnitude of 2.0.

It is the third earthquake registered by the KNMI in Groningen this month.

The earthquakes in the region are caused by years of gas extraction.

The heaviest earthquake to date occurred in August 2012 in the hamlet of Huizinge (in the then municipality of Loppersum).

It had a strength of 3.6.

Recent earthquake in the Netherlands: on 06-19-2021 at 01:03:55 UTC (03:03:55 NL) an #earthquake with a magnitude of 2.3 (reviewed) occurred near #Stedum.


Author KNMIMoment of places01: 55 - June 19, 2021

See also: Why Groningen is still struggling with earthquakes


Initially, the KNMI's automatic registration system reported that the earthquake occurred in Loppersum, but this was later corrected.