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Earthquake of magnitude 3.3 near Bosco Gurin TI causes no damage

The earth shook near Bosco Gurin in Ticino on Monday afternoon with a magnitude of around 3.3 on the Richter scale. The earthquake is likely to have been clearly felt near the epicenter, according to the Swiss Seismological Service of ETH Zurich (SED).

The quake occurred at 4.52 pm around 9 kilometers north-east of Bosco Gurin, writes the SED in an automated message. Damage is not normally expected in the event of an earthquake of this magnitude.

The SED registers an average of three to four earthquakes per day in Switzerland and neighboring countries, or 1,000 to 1,500 earthquakes per year. Around 10 to 20 earth tremors with magnitudes of around 2.5 and above are actually felt by the population every year.


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