Switzerland real-time earthquakes list

Last update: April 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm by By

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in Switzerland

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Switzerland time = UTC +1
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Switzerland Apr 19 15:26 1.8 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Italy Apr 19 10:35 2.8 4 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Apr 17 23:27 1.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Apr 17 20:36 1.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Apr 16 16:31 1.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Apr 14 17:53 1.9 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Apr 14 13:44 1.8 7 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Apr 14 03:37 1.7 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Apr 14 02:37 1.7 6 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Apr 13 22:58 1.7 -1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Apr 12 20:28 2.3 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Apr 12 05:01 2.3 22 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Italy Apr 11 21:59 1.8 12 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Apr 11 19:04 1.8 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC France Apr 02 05:53 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Italy Apr 01 21:22 1.7 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Liechtenstein Mar 20 05:46 1.7 7 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Mar 19 12:29 1.7 22 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Mar 17 06:58 1.7 39 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Mar 13 15:00 1.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Italy Mar 05 09:34 2.1 6 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Mar 05 08:55 2.5 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Switzerland Mar 02 13:19 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Switzerland Feb 25 00:52 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Switzerland Feb 25 00:52 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Graechen - Ik werd vannacht tegen 2 uur wakker van een harde klap. Alles stond te schudden. Ik vond het een angstige ervaring. L. de G. (Graechen, Zwitserland)
  • Visp - Estava a dormir e acordei com um grande barulho por volta das 02:00, senti as paredes a tremer um pouco.
  • EMSC Switzerland Feb 18 13:53 1.7 -1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Feb 18 08:52 1.9 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Austria Feb 18 01:26 1.8 17 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Feb 17 09:34 1.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Feb 17 09:26 1.7 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Feb 12 11:02 1.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Liechtenstein Feb 12 05:49 1.7 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Liechtenstein Feb 12 04:02 1.7 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Germany Feb 10 14:45 1.9 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Feb 05 15:12 2.2 50 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Feb 04 15:02 2.1 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Jan 31 06:42 1.8 43 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Jan 30 23:06 1.8 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Jan 30 14:22 1.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Italy Jan 30 12:19 1.7 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jan 29 23:28 1.7 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Jan 29 13:54 1.8 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Germany Jan 29 05:55 1.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Jan 27 18:16 1.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Jan 26 10:59 1.7 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Jan 26 04:29 2.2 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Jan 25 20:35 2.0 42 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jan 24 14:58 2.0 43 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jan 24 08:24 2.2 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Switzerland Jan 23 02:41 1.7 19 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. Deborah Egger says:

      We felt the earthquake and thought at first it was either an explosion in the neighborhood or an earthquake. Heard a loud noise, house shook, felt the vibration in bed and asked ourselves: What was that?!? Glad to know no one was hurt and there is no real damage. Stäfa, Switzerland

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