Earthquake in Switzerland


9.01.11.Zheneva — Three small earthquakes occurred in the night of 8 to 9 January west of Switzerland, but no significant damage has not had reported on Sunday at the police department in Switzerland.

Tremors of 2.8 to 3.3 on the Richter scale have been recorded in the canton of Valais.

The epicenter of the first earthquake at 9:48 pm (20:48 GMT) was located in the tourist village of Mollens, close to Sierre.

Him at 11:20 pm in the same area by a second quake, and then at 00:30, the third in the lower valley, police said.

Switzerland is located in a zone of low to moderate risk of earthquakes. Experts believe that the earthquake measuring up to 6 points can be expected about 1 times a century and destructive powerful 7.0 earthquake only once in 1000 years.

The city of Basel was destroyed by an earthquake in 1356 godu.I in our time, in 1946 Sierre earthquake of magnitude 6.
Translation: Faktorvremeni

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