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Earthquake on Swiss/Austrian border
Tuesday January 6, 2009 - Email this article to a friend

It was only small but people felt it.

An earthquake of a magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter scale was felt in large parts of Eastern Switzerland and Western Austria on Sunday.

The epicentre was near the town of Buchs, close to the frontier with Liechtenstein.

The tremor, which occurred at about 4.30 in the afternoon, was followed by an aftershock about 20 minutes later with a magnitude of 3.1.

There are a surprisingly large number of small tremors in the Alps and a few years ago in Zermatt an earthquake shook buildings and people came out on the streets to see what had happened. 

It set off some rock slides further down the valley but no-one was hurt.

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