The quake was recorded by scientists at the Seismology Department at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Ukkel (Greater Brussels, photo).
The tremor occurred at 8:37pm and people that were in the area in and around Veldegem report hearing a loud bang and feeling the earth shake beneath their feet.
The observatory says that it was a minor quake that caused no damage.
Similar tremors occur several times a year in Belgium. The fact that the quake occurred under Veldegem doesn’t mean that that there is a fault line under the village.
In fact there are no known fault lines at all under West Flanders.