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
Distinction: Overview, Detail

Map objects: Albino / Italy, Albis, Albstadt, Albstadt D, Albstadt/Zollernalbkreis/BW, Albulapass, ALPI GIUDICARIE, ALPI GRAIE, Altdorf UR, Annecy F, Anzère, Anzère VS, Aosta I, Arlberg, Austria, AVANT-PAYS JURASSIEN (RANDEVILLERS), Avant-Pays Savoyard (Annecy), AVANT-PAYS SAVOYARD (FRANGY), Bad Ragaz, Baden, Bagolino / Italy, Balzers, Barberine / Switzerland, Bäretswil, Basel, Basodino / Switzerland, Bauges (Faverges), Baume les Dames/F, Baumes les Dames / France, BEAUFORTIN (N. BOURG-SAINT-MAURICE), Beckenried / Switzerland, Belfort/F, S Vosges Mountains, Belleherbe F, Bergamo, Bergamo I, Bern, Besancon F, BESANCON F, Biel Be, Biel BE, Bivio / Switzerland, Bollwiller, Bonfol / Switzerland, Bonndorf, Bonneveaux, Bormio, Bormio I, Bosco-Gurin / Switzerland, Bötzingen, Bourg-Saint-Pierre VS, Brienz, Brienz / Switzerland, Brugg, Brügglen, Buchs, Buchs / Switzerland, Buchs SG, Castro BG, Cavergno, Chamonix F, Charcenne, NW of Besancon/F, CHATEAU-D’OEX VD, Chateau-d’oex VD, Chateau d’Oex / Switzerland, Cheyres, Cima Brenta, Cima di Jazzi, Col de Balme / France, Como I, Courmayeur I, Davos, Delemont / Switzerland, Diemtigen BE, Domodossola, E St.Die/F, Ebzach, Egg / Austria, Elm GL, Elmen, ENE BEAUFORT(73), ENE BESANCON(25), ENE VESOUL(70), Erba, FAUCIGNY (BONNEVILLE), Feldberg / Germany, Feldkirch / Switzerland, Fiesch, Filisur, Filisur / Switzerland, France, Frauenfeld, Freiburg im Breisgau D, Fribourg, Fribourg / Switzerland, Frutigen BE, Fusio TI, GARDA MERID., Garda meridionale, Garda orientale, Gelterkinden BL, Germany, Glarey, Glorenza / Italy, Glovelier, Goeschenen UR, Graechen VS, Grand Bornand, Grenoble F, Grimentz VS, Haiming, Hautes-Vosges, HAUTES-VOSGES (ELOYES-REMIREMONT), HAUTES-VOSGES (LE SYNDICAT), HAUTES-VOSGES (RUPT-SUR-MOSELLE), Herisau AR, Hochvogel / Austria, Hochvogel, SW of GarmischPartenkirchen, Lechtaler, Iberg, Iffigenalp, Ilanz, Imst, Innsbruck A, Issime AO, Italia Nord, ITALIE (REGION D’AOSTE), Jaun, Juf GR, Kirchberg, La Stretta / Switzerland, LAC D’AIGUEBELETTE, Lac des Toules, Lago d’Iseo I, Lago di Garda, Lago di Garda I, Landeck, Landresse / France, Landsberg/Lech, S of Augsburg, Lausanne VD, Lecco, Lecco / Italy, Lech, Lech/Warth am Arlberg, Lechbruck, E of Kempten, Lermoos, Les Diablerets VD, Leukerbad VS, Liestal, Linthal, Linthal GL, Lötschental, Lovere, Ludwigshafen / Germany, Martigny, MASSICCIO ORTLES, Mauvoisin, Merano, Merano I, Milano I, Mont Blanc, Montafon A, Montana, Monte Adamello I, Montreux VD, Montricher, Morillon / France, Moudon / Switzerland, Moutier BE, Muerren BE, Mulhouse F, Müllheim D, Muotathal SZ, Murten, Mürtschenstock, N ALBERTVILLE(73), Namlos, Nax, NE BEAUFORT(73), NE EPINAL(88), Nesslau, Neuchâtel, Niesen / Switzerland, NNE ALBERTVILLE(73), NNE COLMAR(68), NNW MODANE(73), northern Italy, Northern Italy, null, Oensingen SO, ORSIERES VS, Ortles / Italy, Osogna / Switzerland, P. Arera / Italy, Pfunds, Piz Tasna, Poschiavo GR, Ravensburg D, Rheinfelden, Rheinfelden / Switzerland, Rheinfelden AG, Riva del Garda, Romanshorn, Roppen, Rossens / Switzerland, Rottweil, Rumisberg, S-charl, S.Maria Maggiore, Salgesch, Santa Maria GR, Sargans SG, Scalettapass, Scalettapass / Switzerland, Schächental, Schluchsee D, SE THONON-LES-BAINS(74), Selestat/F, Selestat/F, SSW of Strasbourg/Upper Rhine Graben, Sembrancher VS, Sertig, Siblingen SH, Sierre / Switzerland, Sierre VS, Silandro, Silvaplana, Singen, Singen D, Singen/Hohentwiel, Swiss-German border region, Sion / Switzerland, Sion VS, Splügenpass / Switzerland, SSE BEAUFORT(73), SSE BESANCON(25), SSW ALBERTVILLE(73), St. Anton am Arlberg A, St. Leonard / Switzerland, St. Niklaus / Switzerland, St. Ursanne / Switzerland, St.Moritz-Bad, Staefa / Switzerland, Steckborn, Stockach, N of Singen, Strada GR, SUNDGAU (ATTENSCHWILLER), SW MONTBELIARD(25), Swabian Jura, Switzerland, TARENTAISE (MOUTIERS), Tarrenz, Tavannes BE, Telfs, Tete de Parmelan / France, Thonon-les-Bains F, Triesenberg, Tumegl/Tomils, Umbrail, Umhausen, Urnerboden, VAL D’ADIGE, Val Mora, Val Trompia, Val Venosta, Valli Giudicari, Vallorcine, Valpelline, Valtournanche / Italy, VANOISE (TIGNES), Varese, Vaulruz, Vaz, Vercorin, VERONA, Vesoul F, Vissoie / Switzerland, Volketswil ZH, Walensee, Walenstadt, Walenstadt SG, Weinfelden TG, Wies/Kandern, Wildhaus SG, Wildhorn, Winterthur, WNW BELFORT(90), Wohlen AG, WSW CHAMBERY(73), Wutöschingen, Yvonand VD, Zams, Zeiningen, Zell, Zermatt, Zermatt VS, Zernez GR, Zinal VS, ZONA NOVARA, ZONA VERONA, Zug, Zug / Switzerland