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Latest Earthquakes

Updated on: 30.05.2016, 14:01

Latest Earthquakes in Switzerland

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Earthquakes: No danger level

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Danger level 1 (No or minor danger)
Danger level 2 (Moderate danger)
Danger level 3 (Considerable danger)
Danger level 4 (High danger)
Danger level 5 (Very high danger)
No danger level
Danger level 1 (No or minor danger)

Noticed by few people. No likelihood of damage to buildings.

What to do:

There is no specific advice on what to do in the event of a danger level 1 earthquake.

Measurement values :

Intensity III

Danger level 2 (Moderate danger)

Felt in scattered locations outdoors and noticed by many people in buildings. Generally no likelihood of damage to buildings.

What to do:

Take cover, be ready for further quakes.

Measurement values :

Intensity IV

Danger level 3 (Considerable danger)

Likelihood of damage to buildings such as cracks in plaster. High likelihood of larger cracks in walls and interior wall collapse in less stable buildings. Damage is likely to be caused by falling objects in buildings. The earthquake is felt across a wide area, people are alarmed.

What to do:

Take cover, be ready for aftershocks.

Measurement values :

Intensity V or VI

Danger level 4 (High danger)

Likelihood of severe damage to buildings. Less stable structures may also collapse. Damage is highly likely to be caused by falling objects in buildings. The earthquake is felt strongly, people are alarmed and lose balance.

What to do:

Take cover, be ready for aftershocks.

Measurement values :

Intensity VII

Danger level 5 (Very high danger)

High likelihood of severe damage to buildings, even to very stable structures. Buildings may also collapse. The earthquake is felt very strongly, people are alarmed and lose balance.

What to do:

Take cover, be ready for aftershocks..

Measurement values :

Intensity VIII or greater

No danger level

Currently no earthquake announcement for the selected region.