Belgium earthquake list – Aardbevingen België – Tremblements de terre Belgique

Last update: February 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm by By

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in Belgium
De onderstaande lijst geeft alle aardbevingen weer in België (lijst gestart januari 2012)
La liste ci-dessous montre les tremblements de terre en Belgique (a partir de janvier 2012)

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Label info
: M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Belgium time = UTC +1
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Belgium Mar 13 03:06 2.6 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Norway Jan 23 04:32 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Norway Jan 21 06:39 2.5 15 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Norwegian Sea Dec 20 02:24 2.0 16 MAP I Felt It
EMSC France Nov 12 07:14 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC North Sea Oct 28 11:09 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC North Sea Oct 24 08:32 3.0 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Germany Sep 11 22:05 1.7 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Germany Sep 10 03:07 1.6 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Germany Sep 10 02:54 1.7 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Belgium Aug 26 16:48 1.5 22 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Germany Aug 15 09:20 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC France Jul 28 19:01 2.9 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC North Sea Jun 06 08:15 1.7 12 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Germany Jun 03 18:10 1.8 20 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Norway Jun 03 16:37 2.5 27 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Norway Mar 22 13:52 3.5 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Molde - meh, it was just this little shake. it was really small, but you could feel it. you could stand on your feet without any problems.
  • EMSC Southern Norway Mar 22 10:32 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Florø - Terible noise before and after ,with a short ,strong house shake ,looking like some was under it.Very confusing and strage feeling.
  • EMSC Southern Norway Mar 08 14:22 1.7 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Norway Feb 13 14:20 1.7 1 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON The Netherlands Feb 07 23:19 3.4 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS The Netherlands Feb 07 23:19 3.6 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS The Netherlands Jan 20 18:26 2.7 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC The Netherlands Jan 20 18:26 3.0 15 MAP I Felt It
  • Montford - We heard a loud sound, like an airplane passing soundbarrier. The house shooked once, like it was hit by a car. (via emsc)
  • Posterhold - For a second I thought about an explosion further way. (via emsc)
  • Sint Odiliënberg - Sounded and felt like a truck hit the house, evrything trembled for about 2 seconds. (via emsc)
  • Vlodrop - korte grom, raam kraakte, vriendin opmerkzaam gemaakt, had niets gevoeld omdat ze op de bank zat. dacht tot ik de bevestiging kreeg dat er misschien een strooiwagen langs was gegaan. (via emsc)
  • Herkenbosch - het was net alsof er een flinke aanrijding gebeurde of i.d.alleen, je kon het totaal niet definieeren/omschrijven, maar gisteren, toen onze jack russell heel onrustig was zei ik al tegen mijn vrouw (die nu ook al vroeg "wat was dat")is er soms een aardbeving op komst? ik ben na dit gerommel om 19.206 uur wel direkt naar buiten gaan kijken maar hoorde in de verte slechts een vliegtuig. (via emsc)
  • Roermond - To me it felt like a car hit our house, so I stood up and went outside to have a look. Other people also went out of their houses to see what was going on. (via emsc)
  • Roermond - Ik dacht eigenlijk dat er een zware aanrijding plaatsvond, waarschijnlijk tegen mijn flatgebouw aan. Ik ben daarom op balkon gaan kijken en daar zag ik nog meer mensen naar buiten kijken. (via emsc)
  • Neer - Light shake of doors at about 19.29 on 20th jan. 2013 (via emsc)
  • Swalmen - Rommel geluid ver weg en korte felle schok, ongeveer 2 seconden
  • EMSC Belgium Jan 07 10:13 1.7 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC The Netherlands Jan 05 20:16 2.5 15 MAP I Felt It
  • Trintelen (Eys) - 5 Jan. - Much less severe than 2001 Voerendaal earthquakes felt in the same house and room. Feel / sound: passing a heavy truck somewhere through the streets. But trembling somewhat longer and faster than a truck in real life. No shaking. No moving objects or things. No changes.
  • EMSC Belgium Sep 14 01:06 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON The Netherlands Aug 16 20:30 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Leermens, the netherlands - North East of Groningen(The Netherlands)August 15,2012 localtime 9.17PM. In center 2.5 Leermens. KNMI declared it's coming from Gas-production. some people felt very weak shaking and heard a crack first.
  • Eenrum - Er was een grommend geluid vooraf. Wel kort (via emsc)
  • Westsernieland - Bestaande scheuren in bakstenen muren zijn langer en wijder geworden (via emsc)
  • Usquert - De bank trilde hevig. Net of er een bulldozer tegen het huis aan reed. (via emsc)
  • Adorp - Huis kraakte, waarna het enkele seconden licht schudde (via emsc)
  • Bedum - Het was één van de zwaarste trillingen die ik in de afgelopen jaren heb gevoeld op deze plek. (via emsc)
  • Uithuizen - Het was natuurlijk ook donker, in het verleden hoorden we wel eens een knal, maar dit was toch wel even schrikken (via emsc)
  • Groningen - ik zat in een relax fautail die kan schommelen en draaien dus meschien dat daardoor het effect werd vergroot (via emsc)
  • Roodeschool - De schok was van korte duur, 1 of twee seconden. (via emsc)
  • Groningen - Very weak shaking. Zeer licht beven hier in Groningen
  • EMSC The Netherlands Aug 16 20:30 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Winsum nl - Heavier than 2006
  • USGS The Netherlands Aug 16 20:30 3.7 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jul 29 09:31 2.8 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Norway Jul 02 07:01 3.0 15 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Germany Apr 29 05:28 2.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Southern Norway Mar 24 06:05 3.2 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC North Sea Mar 14 19:22 3.4 1 MAP I Felt It
  • Norway - Kind of a buldering, like from a big boat passing by, then a firm bang, almost explotion like sound.
  • Skudeneshavn , Norway - We heard a noise which sounded like a motorcycle starting - it lasted for about a minute - the lamps were swinging ... (source : EMSC)
  • Haugesund, Norway - First i thought it was a big blast from the nearby tunnel making, but the after trembling was to long, so i my second thought was a rock-slide on the mountain hill behind the house.. went out to check, but it wasn`t that either, and then i came to the conclusion that it must have been earthquake or the tunnel collapsing.. earthquake it was, many of my neighbors came out to see what was happening. (source : EMSC)
  • Norway - I heard a deep boom then a lot of shaking around the house, I really felt it through the sofa, then it happened again. The shaking was in several seconds after the boom, both times. I thought that the veranda had been hit by a tractor and that it was going to fall down. I did not see any movement, i just felt and heard it. (source : EMSC)
  • Norway - People notice it better the closer they where to the ocean, west of my location. (source : EMSC)
  • Norway - Our house was shaking, and it felt like an big tractor or straum was driving through our basement. In the middle of the shaking period gjere was also a
  • Norway - We heard a noise which sounded like a motorcycle starting - it lasted for about a minute - the lamps were swinging ... (source : EMSC)
  • EMSC Belgium Mar 04 04:47 2.1 12 MAP I Felt It
    James Daniell CATDAT Belgium, France Jun 11 08:00 5.6 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.
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    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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