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A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck Luzern, Switzerland.

Earthquake was initially 3.9-magnitude but was later revised to a 4.0-magnitude.Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck Interlaken-Oberhasli District, Bern, 48 km south of Luzern, Switzerland, at a very shallow depth of 10km. The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) wss first to report the quake.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised in the next hours or minutes as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Towns or cities that might have felt weak shaking include Göschenen (pop. 460) located 11 km from the epicenter, Engelberg (pop. 4,000) 14 km away, Altdorf (pop. 8,700) 25 km away, and Sarnen (pop. 9,400) 27 km away. The towns or cities Stans (pop. 7,500) located 29 km from the epicenter, Kriens (pop. 25,000) 39 km away, Luzern (pop. 57,100) 40 km away, Littau (pop. 16,100) 41 km away, Emmen (pop. 26,900) 44 km away, and Bern (pop. 121,600) 81 km away most likely felt very weak shaking.

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