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 – 2014, Earthquakes 4.5+ since 250

Map objects: Aoste, Baden-Württemberg, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bergamo, Bern, Bozen, Brescia, Cremona, Doubs, Glarus, Graubünden, Haute-Rhin, Haute-Savoie, Haute-Saône, Jura, Lecco, Monza e Brianza, Neuchâtel, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Sankt Gallen, Savoie, Solothurn, Sondrio, Thurgau, Tirol, Trento, Turin, Uri, Vaduz, Valais, Varese, Vaud, Verona, Vorarlberg, Vosges, Zürich