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Two earthquakes hit Liechtenstein just as lawmakers in the tiny Alpine principality were debating the pros and cons of quake insurance.

“This is getting a bit much, you never know if there'll be aftershocks,” speaker Albert Frick said, announcing a 15-minute recess.

Liechtenstein shakes as lawmakers debate quake insurance

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Liechtenstein has a population of just under 39,000 and a surface area of 62 square miles (160 square kilometers), making it slightly smaller than Washington, D.C.

The second, larger tremor shook the parliament building more violently, prompting the President of the Landtag, Albert Frick, to temporarily halt the session and evacuate the chamber.

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The first earthquake drew a smile from FBP lawmaker Bettina Petzold-Mähr, who had been speaking.

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The earthquakes were reportedly felt in parts of Austria and Switzerland, as well as the southern German states of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

“This is getting a bit much, you never know if there’ll be aftershocks,” speaker Albert Frick said, announcing a 15-minute recess.

Liechtenstein police said no injuries or damage were reported, and gave a magnitude of 3.9 for the quake.

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Two earthquakes hit Liechtenstein just as lawmakers in the tiny Alpine principality were debating the pros and cons of quake insurance.

Liechtenstein police said no injuries or damage were reported, and gave a magnitude of 3.9 for the quake.

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