Luossajärvi in Kiruna. Photo: Magdalena Martinsson/Sveriges Radio

Quake damages Kiruna mine but no injuries

Part of a mine in the northern town of Kiruna collapsed on Thursday afternoon. The collapse, which occurred 1,100 meters below the earth, was the result of a 1.7-magnitude earthquake, according to the Swedish mining company LKAB.

"It was a significant seismic event that led to a 70-meter-long piece of rock to fall in the tunnel," says Mauritz Magnusson, a communications officer with LKAB.

No one was reported hurt in the quake, but LKAB states that the event was serious and must be investigated.

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