"I heard a rumbling noise and thought it was thundering again. But then it got louder and the house started to shake and I sat up in bed and wondered what on earth was going on," Margareta Danielsson, a resident of Haverdal, told Swedish Radio News.
Police in Halmstad received about 30 calls directly after the earthquake, which occurred at about 5 a.m. this morning.
"We are on the fourth floor here in Halmstad. Our computer screens and windows shook a little. It wasn't worse than that," Magnus Bartholdsson with the police in Halland said.
According to seismologist Reynir Bödvarsson, a quake of this magnitude is unusual in Sweden. "These kinds of earthquakes happen about once in 10 years in the Sweden-Denmark area," she told TT news agency.
Bödvarsson said a quake of this magnitude does not tend to cause much damage, but he said there might be some small follow-up tremors.