Small earthquake strikes in Moravia-Silesia

10-12-2017

The Moravian-Silesian region in the north-east of the Czech Republic was struck by a small earthquake at around 4 AM on Sunday. The epicenter of the quake, with a magnitude of 3.5 on the Richter scale, was located near the town of Hlučín, twelve kilometers below the ground level. No damages or injuries were reported.

According to Jan Zedník of the Institute of Geophysics at the Czech Academy of Sciences, earthquakes are very rare in Moravia and Silesia. The strongest earthquake to have been felt in the region was in 1935 and measured four degrees on the Richter scale.