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MAGNITUDE 2.6 SWITZERLAND #earthquake #switzerland


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Depth: 8 km

Distances: 68 km NW of Vaduz, Liechtenstein / pop: 5,200 / local time: 23:52:41.3 2020-04-23

9 km NE of Frauenfeld, Switzerland / pop: 22,000 / local time: 23:52:41.3 2020-04-23
5 km S of Steckborn, Switzerland / pop: 3,300 / local time: 23:52:41.3 2020-04-23
3 km NE of Pfyn, Switzerland / pop: 1,900 / local time: 23:52:41.3 2020-04-23

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MAGNITUDE 2.7 SWITZERLAND #earthquake #switzerland


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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 72 km S of Bern, Switzerland / pop: 122,000 / local time: 19:13:55.2 2020-03-24

27 km E of Sion, Switzerland / pop: 28,100 / local time: 19:13:55.2 2020-03-24
4 km E of Leuk, Switzerland / pop: 3,400 / local time: 19:13:55.2 2020-03-24
3 km NW of Turtmann, Switzerland / pop: 1,100 / local time: 19:13:55.2 2020-03-24

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MAGNITUDE 2.0 FRANCE GERMANY BORDER REGION

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Depth: 4 km

Distances: 107 km N of Bern, Switzerland / pop: 121,631 / local time: 16:38:10.7 2015-09-15
39 km N of Basel, Switzerland / pop: 164,488 / local time: 16:38:10.7 2015-09-15
17 km SW of Freiburg, Germany / pop: 215,966 / local time: 16:38:10.7 2015-09-15
3 km N of Heitersheim, Germany / pop: 5,739 / local time: 16:38:10.7 2015-09-15


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Two planes collide at an airshow killing one pilot in Northern Switzerland

Tragedy: The 50-year-old pilot was inside his plane when it crashed into a barn in Dittingen in  Switzerland
Tragedy: The 50-year-old pilot was inside his plane when it crashed into a barn in Dittingen in Switzerland
A pilot died and another parachuted to safety when two planes collided at an airshow in northern Switzerland.
 
The two aircraft touched in mid-air just before crashing in the hillside village of Dittingen near Basel at about 11.15am local time today.
 
The automatic rescue system of the first plane did not activate and the 50-year-old pilot, whose identity has not been revealed, was inside the aircraft as it crashed into a barn in the centre of Dittingen. Nobody else was hurt in the crash.
Crash site: The pilot who died crashed into this barn in the village of Dittingen in northern Switzerland today
Lucky escape: The second pilot escaped by parachute and his plane crashed  on the edge of Dittingen village
Lucky escape: The second pilot escaped by parachute and his plane crashed on the edge of Dittingen village
The pilot of the second plane managed to escape by parachute and was not injured. His aircraft crashed close to a house on the edge of the village.
 
The two aircraft were part of a formation of three C-42b planes from Germany called Grasshoppers. The third plane in the formation wasn’t involved in the crash and landed safely, police said.
 
Photos show debris from the two aircraft scattered across Dittingen and prosecutors have begun investigating.
Air show: Two planes (pictured circled) have collided at an airshow in Switzerland killing at least one person
Air show: Two planes (pictured circled) have collided at an airshow in Switzerland killing at least one person
Debris: Plane parts are scattered across the road in front of the barn the pilot crashed into during the show
Debris: Plane parts are scattered across the road in front of the barn the pilot crashed into during the show
Emergency response: Debris covers the road in Dittingen where one of the planes came down earlier today
Emergency response: Debris covers the road in Dittingen where one of the planes came down earlier today
The airshow was canceled after the crash, police said.
 
Two years ago, a Swedish pilot crash-landed his Blériot XI, a replica of the French aircraft famous for being the first plane to cross the English Channel in 1909, at the Dittingen airshow.
 
The pilot sustained minor injuries in the incident.
 
On Saturday, at least 11 people died and more than a dozen were injured after a military plane participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton crashed into a busy road.
 
The Hawker Hunter fighter jet hit several vehicles on a nearby road as it crashed. 
 
Witnesses told local TV that the jet appeared to have crashed when it failed to pull out of a loop maneuver.
Crash site: The pilot of the second plane managed to escape by parachute and his aircraft crashed close to a house on the edge of the village
Crash site: The pilot of the second plane managed to escape by parachute and his aircraft crashed close to a house on the edge of the village
One person died in the crash and a second pilot escaped from the his plane (circled) using a parachute
One person died in the crash and a second pilot escaped from the his plane (circled) using a parachute
Courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

MAGNITUDE 2.2 SWITZERLAND

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Depth: 25 km

Distances: 41 km NE of Bern, Switzerland / pop: 121,631 / local time: 22:35:11.0 2015-08-15
30 km W of Luzern, Switzerland / pop: 57,066 / local time: 22:35:11.0 2015-08-15
5 km W of Willisau, Switzerland / pop: 3,125 / local time: 22:35:11.0 2015-08-15
2 km S of Zell, Switzerland / pop: 1,943 / local time: 22:35:11.0 2015-08-15


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MAGNITUDE 2.0 SWITZERLAND

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 34 km N of Bern, Switzerland / pop: 121,631 / local time: 13:17:38.7 2015-07-08
27 km SW of Laufen, Switzerland / pop: 5,210 / local time: 13:17:38.7 2015-07-08
1 km S of Bévilard, Switzerland / pop: 1,736 / local time: 13:17:38.7 2015-07-08


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Worst Swiss heatwave since 2003 anticipated

Heatwave Warning

Switzerland is preparing for the most intense heatwave in almost 12 years with weather experts predicting high temperatures above 35C for the first eight to ten days of July
The torrid conditions across the country are expected to be the warmest since 2003 when thousands of people — mostly elderly — succumbed to the heat across Europe, weather specialist meteonews said on its website on Monday.
 
From August 3rd to 13th in 2003 maximum temperatures exceeded 35C for 11 days, the website noted.
 
Forecasts are calling for the same kind of heat starting on Wednesday and continuing until at least July 8th as a stable high pressure system extends from the Atlantic Ocean to Central Europe.
 
The mercury will start nudging 30C or more on Tuesday in Geneva, Sion (canton of Valais), Bern, Basel and Lugano in the canton of Ticino.
 
The following day, anticipated highs will reach 35C in Sion and Basel, where the maximum is set to reach 37 degrees on Thursday and 38C on Friday.
 
While thunderstorms may bring brief respite in mountain areas, low temperatures at night are forecast to remain above 20C in many parts of the country.
 
Such extended periods of hot weather are relatively rare in Switzerland with the most recent example being a week in July 2006, when high readings above 30C were recorded every day.
 
Medical experts from various cantons are counselling elderly people and young children to stay indoors.
 
The canton of Vaud’s medical doctor warned that the general population should avoid physical activities from 11am to 3pm during the heatwave period.
 
In cases of heat stroke — with symptoms such as general weaknesses, dry mouth, confusion, vertigo, disorientation, nausea and cramps — people are advised to call a doctor without delay.
 
Meteonews says other advice for dealing with the above-average temperatures includes:
 
— drink at least two litres of water per day, while avoiding alcohol, fats and sugars
 
— wear light-coloured clothing and if you are going outside wear a cap or other hat
 
— freshen up by having at least one shower a day
 
— seek out cool, shaded areas
 
— if you have air conditioning, avoid setting the temperature below 21C — great differences between the heat indoors and outdoors can lead to sore throats and cases of angina
 
— ensure that elderly people — many of whom lose their sense of thirst — have enough to drink 

 
— keep infants away from confined spaces and ensure they in a place with adequate air flow.
Courtesy of thelocal.ch

MAGNITUDE 2.3 SWITZERLAND

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 84 km NW of Vaduz, Liechtenstein / pop: 5,197 / local time: 20:54:04.1 2015-05-31
8 km SE of Schaffhausen, Switzerland / pop: 33,863 / local time: 20:54:04.1 2015-05-31
9 km NE of Andelfingen, Switzerland / pop: 1,328 / local time: 20:54:04.1 2015-05-31
4 km SW of Gailingen, Germany / pop: 3,008 / local time: 20:54:04.1 2015-05-31


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Landslide strikes a major railway route in Switzerland

Landslide Danger Alert

A major railway route in Switzerland has been blocked by a landslide following persistent rain that has swollen rivers in much of the Alpine country.
 
Switzerland’s national railway said the line between the capital of Bern and the city of Fribourg, part of the country’s main Zurich-Geneva rail route, was shut down Sunday afternoon. It wasn’t immediately clear when the line would reopen.
 
In Geneva, police closed several bridges across the swollen Arve river over the weekend. Roads in the small town of St-Gingolph, on the border with France, were covered in mud and gravel after the Morge river burst its banks.
Courtesy of wkrn.membercenter.worldnow.com

MAGNITUDE 2.8 GERMANY

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Depth: 20 km

Distances: 121 km NE of Bern, Switzerland / pop: 121,631 / local time: 23:23:58.3 2015-02-21
37 km NW of Schaffhausen, Switzerland / pop: 33,863 / local time: 23:23:58.3 2015-02-21
24 km NW of Schleitheim, Switzerland / pop: 1,723 / local time: 23:23:58.3 2015-02-21
6 km E of Titisee-Neustadt, Germany / pop: 12,019 / local time: 23:23:58.3 2015-02-21


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