Latest earthquakes near Switzerland today

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List of latest earthquakes near Switzerland.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Nov 30, 2023 12:01
(Zurich)
M 2.2 186 km WNW
from Genève
Nov 30, 2023 11:30
(Zurich)
M 2.0 153 km WSW
from Genève
Nov 30, 2023 08:33
(Zurich)
M 2.0 295 km ESE
from Sankt Gallen
Nov 30, 2023 07:53
(Zurich)
M 2.3 192 km SSE
from Genève
Nov 29, 2023 15:58
(Zurich)
M 2.4 254 km S
from Lugano
Nov 29, 2023 14:15
(Zurich)
M 2.4 245 km WSW
from Genève
Nov 29, 2023 13:10
(Zurich)
M 2.2 299 km WSW
from Genève
Nov 29, 2023 12:01
(Zurich)
M 2.0 199 km NW
from Zürich
Nov 29, 2023 00:46
(Zurich)
M 2.0 276 km S
from Genève
Nov 28, 2023 21:39
(Zurich)
M 2.3 224 km SSE
from Genève
Nov 28, 2023 17:39
(Zurich)
M 2.7 269 km SSE
from Genève
Nov 28, 2023 13:29
(Zurich)
M 2.1 63 km WSW
from Basel
Nov 28, 2023 12:01
(Zurich)
M 2.1 282 km SSE
from Genève
Nov 28, 2023 11:56
(Zurich)
M 2.1 121 km W
from Genève
Nov 28, 2023 10:24
(Zurich)
M 2.2 121 km WSW
from Genève
Nov 28, 2023 10:18
(Zurich)
M 2.4 172 km NNW
from Genève
Nov 28, 2023 10:15
(Zurich)
M 2.1 209 km SW
from Genève
Nov 28, 2023 07:39
(Zurich)
M 2.4 240 km SSE
from Genève
Nov 28, 2023 00:03
(Zurich)
M 2.2 245 km WSW
from Genève
Nov 27, 2023 12:02
(Zurich)
M 2.0 115 km WNW
from Genève
Nov 26, 2023 20:54
(Zurich)
M 2.1 153 km SSE
from Genève
Nov 26, 2023 20:46
(Zurich)
M 2.1 153 km SSE
from Genève
Nov 25, 2023 11:49
(Zurich)
M 2.0 71 km ESE
from Chur
Nov 25, 2023 09:58
(Zurich)
M 2.8 62 km SSW
from Genève
Nov 25, 2023 03:28
(Zurich)
M 2.1 228 km SE
from Lugano

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Switzerland

Recent Switzerland Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Switzerland. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Switzerland and elsewhere.

Switzerland Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
5 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 2.2
Nov 30, 2023 12:01

Average

A total of 55 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 55 100.0%
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 Apr 7, 2014 21:27.
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 Apr 7, 2014 21:27 local time (Europe/Zurich timezone). It had a magnitude of 4.8 and struck 183 kilometers (114 mi) south-southeast of Genève, at a depth of 8 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-southeast of Chur. It is the strongest earthquake near Switzerland in the past 123 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.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
2023 All mag
Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Switzerland.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 7, 2014 21:27
(Zurich)
M 4.8 183 km SSE
from Genève
Nov 11, 2019 11:52
(Zurich)
M 4.8 212 km SSW
from Genève
Feb 9, 2022 21:00
(Zurich)
M 4.6 197 km SE
from Lugano
Aug 13, 2019 13:17
(Zurich)
M 4.6 178 km SSE
from Lugano
Dec 29, 2020 15:36
(Zurich)
M 4.6 187 km ESE
from Lugano
Dec 9, 2019 04:37
(Zurich)
M 4.6 291 km SE
from Lugano
Nov 8, 2022 16:23
(Zurich)
M 4.5 260 km S
from Lugano
Dec 18, 2021 11:34
(Zurich)
M 4.5 63 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

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Switzerland

Earthquakes by region of Switzerland

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Switzerland?

A 2.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Switzerland on the afternoon of November 30, 2023 at 12:01 local time (Europe/Zurich). The center of this earthquake was located 186km west-northwest of Genève at a depth of 5km 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, 55 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 66 days.