Sweden earthquake list

Last update: April 28, 2012 at 9:59 am by By

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in the Sweden

In depth articles on Sweden earthquakes written by Earthquake-Report.com
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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Sweden time = UTC +1
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Sweden Jul 29 19:46 3.4 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Torslanda - No damage to buildings. Just upset children.
  • Gothenburg - A bang, light shaking and a rumbling sound in the distance. Contacts around 40kms away, felt much the same.
  • Gothenburg - Moderate vibration.No damage
  • Gothenburg - Rumbel for five sec then it was over
  • Fjärås - Sound like far thunder. Felt like big truck driving just by our house. Ongoing for 20 - 30 seconds
  • Gothenburg - The house shook
  • Ytterby, Gothenburg - Was wathing tv on the second floor in a villa. Sofa shoke for about five seconds, a sound reminding of thunder was heard, but it was not thunder.
  • Gothenburg - The windows in my building were shaking. Felt it in my stomach and everything.
  • Gothenburg - I don't live in Sweden but my sister just messaged me, they could apparently feel the floor shaking in Gothenburg and some parts of the city had their power knocked out. Apparently things are going back to normal now though.
  • Gothenburg - A 5-7 seconds shake and Low noice , no damages but very strong shake for swedish Westcoast and Island of Tjörn
  • Gothenburg - Weak shaking, sounded like thunder. First EQ in this area as far as I know.
  • Gothenburg - I heard a loud and distant rumbling noise which was alarming and I thought it was an explosion. Then I was aware gat the house was shaking quite noticeably. No damage noticed.
  • Mölndal - Sounded like a bomb and all over the westcosst its been confirmed an earthquake No injuries or damages so far reported by media
  • Gothenburg - Strong rumbling noise
  • Gothenburg - No damage, but felt a rising high pitched sound accompanied with some light shaking ending suddenly with a bang (perhaps a window slamming?). Lasted maybe 5-10 seconds total. Didnt assume it was an earthquake straight away but apparently has been confirmed as.around a 2-2.5 Richter quake.
  • Gothenburg - No damage, light shaking for a few seconds and then everything ceased.
  • Gothenburg - Felt the house and ground shake, suonded like big Thunderbird. No damage.
  • Gothenburg - Sounded like thunder but the floor shook..
  • Gothenburg - I heard a great loud noise... A bit like very loud drilling. Not quite sure how to describe it and then felt my entire house shake. I don't know of any damage but it sure was big for us in Sweden not used to earthquakes. The whole thing went on for about 30 seconds and was a little scary.
  • gothenburg - The bed and walls were shaking. The cat was afraid. There was a loud sound.
  • Gothenburg - first 10 seconds of distant evolving noise, then a sound like an explosion. The floor was shaking...
  • Gothenburg - I heard and feelt the earthquake for about 5-7 seconds of
  • Styrsö - Loud rumble/bang. Mild very brief shaking.
  • Näset - We were walking on the ground and felt no shaking but we heard a loud, low continuous rumble. We walked by a neighbors house who did feel the shaking and they also said they heard the rumble.
  • Göteborg - Sounded like a long low thunder except could be felt through the ground. Like a subway passing underneath.
  • gothenburg - Not sure of any damage as it is dark, but it was very strong, lasted about 5 seconds and caused us to go outside to see what was happening
  • Lilleby - Rumbling and shaking, a bot like an explosion. My wife was on the toilet, but it was not her. All the neighbours were looking
  • Gothenburg - Floor shaking quite noticeably. Like someone was using a jackhammer or doing demolition using explosives nearby. Wife on second floor woke up from the shaking. Everyone on the street came out wondering what was going on. No known damage.
  • gothenburg - Heard a thundering sound and it sounded very different. Not like a thunder but something falling strongly like a building collapse.
  • Göteborg - Sounded like thunder and it shooked for 10-15 sec
  • Gotenberk - The apartment shake. And the kitschen window Shakes also
  • Bollebygd - Didn't feel much, more a loud sound outside like a large yruck going by or a close jet. Lasted about 25 seconds.
  • Mölndal - The house shook. There was a low rumbling sound like the sound of thunder. No damage.
  • USGS Surte, Sweden Jul 29 19:46 3.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sweden Jul 27 07:50 5.3 400 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Sweden Sep 15 13:08 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Hudiksvall - Felt as if someone someone started a truck inside the building. That's the best way to describe it.
  • Sundsvall - Moderate shaking
  • Njurunda - Windows and floor shaking like it was a big truck passning by.
  • Ånge - felt and sounded a bit like as if a huge bulldozer or something drove just outside the house, and causing all windows to tremble
  • Hudiksvall - My bed trembled.
  • Falun - The whole house was shaking for a few seconds.
  • Storå - Fellt it because my desk was shivering against my knee, when I sat at my computer working.
  • Ludvika - Ni damaged on the house. Byt ut shake alot
  • USGS Aelvdalen, Sweden Sep 15 13:08 4.7 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sweden Sep 15 13:08 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Jun 27 06:02 2.3 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Mar 30 06:49 2.3 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Mar 27 18:36 1.8 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Mar 27 11:26 1.9 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Mar 16 11:14 2.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Feb 05 18:01 2.0 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Dec 03 21:13 2.5 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Nov 09 18:02 2.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Sep 30 11:21 2.6 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Sep 18 16:50 2.2 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Sep 18 15:11 2.0 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Sep 18 14:56 2.2 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Sep 18 14:42 2.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Sep 12 17:27 2.7 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Aug 28 17:01 2.3 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden / Denmark Aug 06 02:57 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Denmark - Kgs. Lyngby - I woke up by shaking in the house. afterwards, I could hear som dogs outside, when I opened the window.
  • Ängelholm, Sweden - Light shaking reported
  • Falkenberg - Woke up of the sound that was similar to thunder and could feel the earth shaking, no damage. In the house (via emsc)
  • Halmstad - Känningar av illamående och yrsel före, under och efter skalvet. Ungefär 1 minut före och 2-3 minuter efteråt (yrsel, illamående). (via emsc)
  • Harplinge - Jag och min dotter vaknade av att huset skakade. Vibrationerna kändes tydligt. Lamporna i fönstret svajade. Det mullrade dovt som om ett tungt fordon sakta körde förbi precis utanför rummet. Det lät mer än det normalt gör när en lastbil kör förbi på gatan utan för. Båda rummen ligger dessutom på baksidan av huset där tung trafik normalt inte märks. När jag gick upp för att kontrollera vad det var som hände kändes skakningarna upp i benen som om man stod på en maskin på tom
  • Laholm - I don't think the earthquake would have woken me up had I been asleep. It felt similar to when a snowplow passes by close to my house. The sound reminded me of a (motorcycle) engine idling at a low rpm about a block (100 meters) away. Onset was sudden, it lasted for approx. 15 seconds, slowly fading the last 5 seconds (via emsc)
  • Hørve, Denmark - Jeg sad i sofaen og mærkede en svag rysten der kom en lyd fra trappen som om nogen gik hurtigt ned af den. (via emsc)
  • Copenhagen - I hate earthquake and I ws hope to be wrong. But the person that live with me conferm me that and was feel as welll ...
  • humlebaek - je dormais et paf le batiment tremble il y avais 2 choses suspendu qui ont tombe
  • GEOFON Sweden Aug 06 02:57 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Hjärnarp - Woke up from sleep. My house was shaking and it sounded like a truck was passing by very close to my house.
  • EMSC Sweden Jul 17 17:13 2.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Apr 04 17:01 1.8 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Mar 28 17:01 2.4 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Feb 29 18:03 1.9 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sweden Feb 02 19:06 2.1 1 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.
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    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) ?
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    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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