The leaders of Liechtenstein, a small European nation between Austria and Switzerland, were in for a surprise when two earthquakes struck just as they were holding discussions over quake insurance.
The first quake struck right after lawmaker Bettina Petzold-Maehr warned that the chances of all Liechtenstein citizens being affected by an earthquake striking the country were high. She smiled and continued.
The second quake hit a few seconds later, a stronger one that shook the building and cameras and led to the proceedings being adjourned.
You couldn’t make this up. An earthquake in Liechtenstein has interrupted a debate in Liechtenstein’s state parliament about…earthquakes. #Erdbeben #Liechtenstein #earthquake pic.twitter.com/zzObnJ4598
— Piebe-Guido van den Berg (@TeamSuomi) September 1, 2022
Speaker Albert Frick said, “This is getting a bit much, you never know if there’ll be aftershocks,” he said, announcing a 15-minute recess.
Authorities later said that the quake measured 3.9 on the Richter scale.