Latest earthquakes near Switzerland today

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List of latest earthquakes near Switzerland.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 13, 2024 17:46
(Zurich)
M 2.0 86 km ESE
from Lugano
Apr 12, 2024 23:54
(Zurich)
M 2.1 184 km SSE
from Lugano
Apr 12, 2024 14:55
(Zurich)
M 2.2 222 km ESE
from Lugano
Apr 12, 2024 12:29
(Zurich)
M 2.0 50 km NNE
from Basel
Apr 12, 2024 09:29
(Zurich)
M 2.4 114 km SSW
from Genève
Apr 11, 2024 12:22
(Zurich)
M 2.1 155 km WSW
from Genève
Apr 11, 2024 11:53
(Zurich)
M 2.1 296 km SW
from Genève
Apr 11, 2024 10:17
(Zurich)
M 2.0 193 km W
from Genève
Apr 10, 2024 15:40
(Zurich)
M 2.1 180 km W
from Genève
Apr 10, 2024 12:21
(Zurich)
M 2.1 295 km W
from Genève
Apr 10, 2024 12:20
(Zurich)
M 2.1 106 km NNW
from Basel
Apr 10, 2024 12:05
(Zurich)
M 2.2 158 km SW
from Genève
Apr 10, 2024 10:52
(Zurich)
M 2.2 185 km WNW
from Genève
Apr 10, 2024 06:20
(Zurich)
M 3.0 198 km SE
from Lugano
Apr 9, 2024 20:08
(Zurich)
M 2.2 238 km SE
from Lugano
Apr 9, 2024 18:29
(Zurich)
M 2.2 70 km W
from Basel
Apr 9, 2024 15:56
(Zurich)
M 2.0 239 km SSE
from Genève
Apr 9, 2024 10:32
(Zurich)
M 2.3 187 km SW
from Genève
Apr 9, 2024 10:25
(Zurich)
M 2.0 206 km WSW
from Genève
Apr 8, 2024 15:32
(Zurich)
M 2.2 175 km SE
from Lugano
Apr 8, 2024 14:22
(Zurich)
M 2.3 174 km WNW
from Genève
Apr 8, 2024 12:00
(Zurich)
M 2.3 108 km NNW
from Basel
Apr 8, 2024 11:32
(Zurich)
M 2.3 234 km W
from Genève
Apr 8, 2024 10:26
(Zurich)
M 2.4 176 km SSE
from Lugano
Apr 7, 2024 16:50
(Zurich)
M 2.5 54 km WSW
from Basel

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Switzerland

Switzerland Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
5 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2
Apr 13, 2024 17:46

Average

A total of 57 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Switzerland in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 5 earthquakes per year

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Switzerland in 2022. A total of 11 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Switzerland that year. The strongest had a 4.6 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Switzerland with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Switzerland in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 5 or above have occurred near Switzerland during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Switzerland (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 57 100.0%
Mag. 5 0 0.0%
Mag. 6 0 0.0%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Switzerland

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 4.8
On Nov 11, 2019 11:52.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 6.5
On May 6, 1976 21:00.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Switzerland occurred on Nov 11, 2019 11:52 local time (Europe/Zurich timezone). It had a magnitude of 4.8 and struck 212 kilometers (132 mi) south-southwest of Genève, at a depth of 10 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Switzerland in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-6.5 earthquake struck on May 6, 1976 21:00, 291 kilometers (181 mi) south-southwest of Chur. It is the strongest earthquake near Switzerland in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Switzerland in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Switzerland.

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Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Switzerland.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 11, 2019 11:52
(Zurich)
M 4.8 212 km SSW
from Genève
Dec 29, 2020 15:36
(Zurich)
M 4.6 187 km ESE
from Lugano
Feb 9, 2022 21:00
(Zurich)
M 4.6 197 km SE
from Lugano
Dec 9, 2019 04:37
(Zurich)
M 4.6 291 km SE
from Lugano
Aug 13, 2019 13:17
(Zurich)
M 4.6 178 km SSE
from Lugano
Jan 23, 2015 07:51
(Zurich)
M 4.5 270 km SE
from Lugano
Apr 16, 2020 11:42
(Zurich)
M 4.5 150 km SSE
from Lugano
Mar 12, 2022 18:03
(Zurich)
M 4.5 55 km SSE
from Genève
Nov 8, 2022 16:23
(Zurich)
M 4.5 260 km S
from Lugano
Sep 22, 2022 17:47
(Zurich)
M 4.5 248 km SSE
from Lugano

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Switzerland

Earthquakes by region of Switzerland

Click the links below for earthquake reports for regions in Switzerland.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Switzerland.

When was the last earthquake in Switzerland?

A 2 magnitude earthquake hit near Switzerland on the afternoon of April 13, 2024 at 17:46 local time (Europe/Zurich). The center of this earthquake was located 86km east-southeast of Lugano at a depth of 6km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Switzerland in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Switzerland?

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Switzerland on the evening of May 6, 1976 at 21:00 local time (Europe/Zurich). The center of this earthquake was located 291km east of Chur at a depth of 9km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Switzerland since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Switzerland?

In the past 10 years, 57 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Switzerland. This averages to 6 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 64 days.