Earthquakes: heavy earthquakes (magnitude 4.5+)

Earthquakes are caused by a sudden release of stress along faults in the earth’s crust. The continuous motion of tectonic plates causes a steady build-up of pressure in the rock strata on both sides of a fault until the stress is sufficiently great that it is released in a sudden, jerky movement. The resulting waves of seismic energy propagate through the ground and over its surface, causing the

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Earthquakes: heavy earthquakes

Tags: Nature and Environment, Geology and raw materials, Earthquakes, Geology, Seismic activity
Spatial extent: Switzerland
Times: 250–1500, 1500–1800, 1800–1900, 1900–2000, 2000–2017, Earthquakes M 4.5+, since 250

Map objects: , Abtwil, Aesch, Aigle, Albanais (Rumilly), Albstadt, Altdorf, Aosta, Arbon, Arco, Ardez, Ardon, Avant-Pays Jurassien (Besançon), Avant-Pays Savoyard (Annecy), Baden-Württemberg, Bagnolo Mella, Balingen, Ballaigues, Bard, Basel, Basso Bresciano, Bazena, Bergamo, Bern, Bioley-Magnoux, Birgisch, Bludenz–Vorarlberg, Bormio, Brescia, Bresciano, Brig, Brig-Naters, Bugey (Belley), Canavese, Caprino Bergamasco, Caravaggio, Castelnuovo, Castenedolo, Chablais (Abondance), Chablais (St. Jean d’Aulps), Chateau-d’Oex, Churwalden, Cima Brenta, Cluse de Chambéry, Domat-Ems, Ebingen, Efringen-Kirchen, Elbingenalp, Embd, Faucigny, Feldkirch, Franciacorta, Frauenfeld, Freiburg, Frutigen, Ftan, Furtwangen, Gams, Garda meridionale, Garda occidentale, Garda orientale, Gardone Trompia, Gargnano, Gavardo, Giudicarie, Glarus, Grabs, Gran Zebru, Grone, Haute-Savoie, Hautes-Vosges, Jura, Kaiseraugst (Augusta Raurica), Kaiserstuhl, Kandersteg, Kobelwald-Oberriet, La Salle, Lac du Bourget, Lecchese, Lechtal, Leutkirch, Linthal GL, Malcesine, Malcèsine, Markgräfler Land, Martigny, Massif du Mont Blanc, Massif du Mont-Blanc (Chamonix), Mathod-Yverdon-les-Bains VD, Maurienne (Bonvillard), Mayens de My-Daillon, Merano, Metzerlen, Mittelwallis, Montana, Monte Alatissimo Nago, Monte Baldo, Montecchio, Monza, Moudon, Namlos, Namlos (Tirol), Nassereith, Neuchâtel, Niedersommeri, Oggiono, Onstmettingen, Ostschweiz–Fürstentum Liechtenstein, Pejo, Peschiera, Pisogne, Plaine de Haute Alsace (St. Louis), Pont St-Martin, Pontoglio, Region Prättigau, Riva del Garda, Rovereto, Rovetta, Salò, Sarnen, Sarnico, Saulgau, Savoie, Scuol, Sevelen-Buchs, Sierre, Silvaplana, Somma Lombardo, Sondrio, Sparone, Stalden-Visp, Ste-Croix–Yverdon, Stein am Rhein, Stettfurt, Sundgau (Altkirch), Tamins, Tarasp, Tarentaise (Moutiers), Thalwil, Titisee-Neustadt, Unterwalden, Val Monastero, Val di Ledro, Valle dell’Oglio, Valli Giudiciarie, Vaz, Verona, Visp, Vosges Comptoises, Wildhaus, Zweisimmen,