22 Jul 2013

Swiss geothermal project halted by quake

5:16 am on 22 July 2013

Switzerland's largest geothermal energy project has been halted, after drilling deep underground triggered an earthquake.

The tremor was felt over a wide area in the northeast, but caused no material damage.

The aim of the St Gallen project is to find pockets of hot water that can be used to power geothermal plants.