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11:32, December 16th 20080 votes
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Stockholm/Copenhagen (dpa) - An earthquake believed to be the strongest in a century shook southern Sweden and parts of neighbouring Denmark early Tuesday, geological institutes said.

There were no immediate reports of any injuries caused by the moderate earthquake, but some walls may have cracked. Emergency services received numerous calls from anxious people who woke up fearing an explosion.

According to the Seismological Insitute in Uppsala, Sweden, the earthquake measured between 4.5 and 5.0 on the Richter scale, making it the strongest in Sweden since 1904.

The institute said the epicentre was some 60 kilometers east of the city of Malmo and about 9 kilometres north-east of Ystad.

The Danish capital Copenhagen and parts of northern Zealand were also affected.

The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) also located the epicentre in southern Sweden.