A group of scientists from the Netherlands and South Korea have published a study which says. in the Dutch province of Groningen will occur devastating earthquake.
Scientists said that from 2016 to 2025 in this area there is a large risk that there will be a powerful quake with magnitude above 5 Richter scale. Given these populous areas of the country, as well as the fact that there are many enterprises in natural gas extraction, the risk of serious damage is very high.
Scientists say that over the last decade in Groningen recorded growth of seismic activity. The area has a large Deposit of gas, the eighth largest in the world. Here is an active natural gas production, causing subsidence and earthquakes occur more often.