Earthquakes: noticeable events, magnitude 2.5+, since 1975

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: noticeable events

Tags: Nature and Environment, Geology and raw materials, Earthquakes, Geology, Seismic activity
Spatial extents: Switzerland, Switzerland plus
Times: 1975 – 1985, 1985 – 1995, 1995 – 2005, 2005 – 2014, since 2015, Earthquakes since 1975