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50 km to the North of Schaffhausen, trembles earth

An earthquake of about the thickness of 3.9 has alarmed in the night on Monday, residents in the South of Germany. The epicenter was located at Albstadt, a good 50 kilometres North-East of Schaffhausen. According to the ETH Zurich, the vibration was also in large Parts of Switzerland felt.

The quake occurred at 2 o'clock in the vicinity of Albstadt in the Swabian Alb at a depth of 6.6 miles, as a message of the Swiss seismological service of ETH Zurich (SED) emerged. About damage, nothing was known.

The German police in Tuttlingen received in the night several calls sharp attention to citizens, as announced on Twitter. In September, it came in the Region to a series of smaller earthquakes.

most of The earthquakes are not noticeable

In Switzerland, it always comes back to is usually a smaller earthquake. For the current year, the SED counted so far around 1200 Tremors. Of the population in fact, approximately 10 to 20 earthquakes felt per year with a magnitude of from about 2.5.

Overall, the seismic hazard of Switzerland is in the European comparison, at the middle level. Strong earthquakes up to a Magnitude 7 are possible, but much less frequently than in high-risk areas, such as Italy or Turkey.

Since the 13th century. Century have occurred in accordance with the Federal office for the environment in Switzerland, twelve-documented earthquake with major damage. Historical examples are the earthquake series in the Canton of Obwalden in 1964 (Magnitude of 5.3), the earthquake of Sierre in 1946 (Magnitude 5.8) and the earthquake of Basel in 1356 (Magnitude 6.6), the are. (chk/sda)

Created: 04.11.2019, 03:51 PM

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