Small earthquake strikes Cheb

08-10-2008

The Western Bohemian town of Cheb was struck on Wednesday morning by a small earthquake measuring 2.5 on the Richter scale. The quake was the strongest recorded in the area since 2000, with geologists predicting that further tremors may be felt over the next couple of days. The earthquake caused no serious damage, though woke a few of the town’s inhabitants up. The biggest earthquake to have been felt in Cheb in recent years was in 1986 and measured 4.7 degrees on the Richter scale.