Things you can experience in Skelleftehamn:
Ice fishing · heavy snowfall · northern lights · moose · frozen Baltic Sea · earthquakes · cold …
“Wait a moment, did you say “earthquakes”?”
Yesterday evening, when I stood in the bathroom, I heard a noise and felt a shaking like the biggest truck ever would speed through the streets. But it was a short event, I forgot it quite soon and lay down to sleep.
Today, when I browsed through my Facebook timeline, I realised that so many people from different places wondered, if this could have been an earthquake, that it really had to be one. And it was!:
According to GEOFON, Potsdam, the earthquake had the magnitude 4.3 and the epicentre was in the Baltic Sea, 19 km deep, round 60 kilometres from where I live.
Fortunately 4.3 is a quite weak earthquake and I don’t believe, that it had any impact at all.
By the way, this was not the first earthquake I experienced in Skelleftehamn, there was another one in June 2010, two months after I arrived here.