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Watch: Two quakes strike European nation Liechtenstein during earthquake debate in Parliament

LiechtensteinEdited By: Anamica SinghUpdated: Sep 02, 2022, 08:09 PM IST
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The second quake hit a few seconds later, a stronger one that shook the building and cameras and led to the proceedings being adjourned. Photograph:(Twitter)

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The first quake struck right after lawmaker Bettina Petzold-Maehr warned that the chances of all Liechtenstein citizens being affected by an earthquake striking the country were high. She smiled and continued.

The leaders of Liechtenstein, a small European nation between Austria and Switzerland, were in for a surprise when two earthquakes struck just as they were holding discussions over quake insurance.

The first quake struck right after lawmaker Bettina Petzold-Maehr warned that the chances of all Liechtenstein citizens being affected by an earthquake striking the country were high. She smiled and continued.

The second quake hit a few seconds later, a stronger one that shook the building and cameras and led to the proceedings being adjourned.

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Speaker Albert Frick said, "This is getting a bit much, you never know if there'll be aftershocks," he said, announcing a 15-minute recess.

Authorities later said that the quake measured 3.9 on the Richter scale.