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Heavy snowfall in Sweden cuts power to thousands
« on: April 04, 2020, 02:03:18 PM »
 Apr 2020 – Heavy wet snow is causing the trees to bend over the lines, says operations manager Petter Södergran on the Vaasa power grid.

During the night and morning, approximately 2700 customers were without electricity in ​​the Vaasa region, most of which are holiday homes.

It is a little tricky with the ice situation and to reach when there is no road connection, says Södergran.

At best, we also clear away trees in different parts of the Vaasa power grid area, trees that are not currently causing disruption but which are seen as a risk.

It has also probably been snowing in the north of Herrfors, but not so much that it would have caused a break, says network manager Peter Nyman.

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https://www.sott.net/article/434758-Sweden-suffers-one-of-its-strongest-earthquakes-at-Arctic-iron-ore-mine

Sweden has recorded its biggest ever earthquake caused by mining in the Arctic.

The quake measured magnitude 4.1 and forced the Kiruna mine, which is more than 100 years old, to be closed until further notice.

It is not the most powerful earthquake in Sweden overall, with the record held by an earthquake in Sjöbo in southern Sweden that measured 4.3.

Thirteen workers were in the mine when the tremor struck just after 3am on Monday, but no one was injured and all workers were able to drive out, local media said. The mine was quickly evacuated and all work stopped.

The epicentre was 1.9 miles (3 km) from the town, which is located in northern Sweden inside the Arctic Circle.

Several people in Kiruna reported noticing a severe tremor.


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