Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 27.02.2015, 08:33
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 16
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
frenchalps has no particular reputation at present
Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Approx 11pm maybe mid-night ish. Very very very loud bang, like seemed city wide. My wife heard it too so I wasn't dreaming. It woke us up, shook the apartment windows. Bit freaky. Wasn't a sonic boom (as it only had one massive burst) but it did feel atmospheric in the same way as a sonic boom. Odd.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 27.02.2015, 08:56
TiMow's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fribourg
Posts: 9,310
Groaned at 292 Times in 196 Posts
Thanked 12,189 Times in 5,300 Posts
TiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

They use dynamite in the mountains to create a controlled avalanche, if the snow conditions appear unstable and unsafe.


...... but ...... being woken up at only 11.00pm - I'll have a pint of what you're drinking.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 27.02.2015, 09:00
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 16
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
frenchalps has no particular reputation at present
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Mountains? The sound would travel that far? Felt like it was right on top of the city. Ha ha - I usually go to bed at 21:30, far too peaceful here - love it!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 27.02.2015, 09:02
TiMow's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fribourg
Posts: 9,310
Groaned at 292 Times in 196 Posts
Thanked 12,189 Times in 5,300 Posts
TiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Quote:
View Post
Mountains? The sound would travel that far? Felt like it was right on top of the city. Ha ha - I usually go to bed at 21:30, far too peaceful here - love it!
ZurichBERG?

Sound can travel and appear closer and louder in the still of night (even late evening).
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 27.02.2015, 09:05
dodgyken's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Democratic Republic Kenistan
Posts: 9,783
Groaned at 340 Times in 276 Posts
Thanked 17,380 Times in 6,645 Posts
dodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Quote:
View Post
Approx 11pm maybe mid-night ish. Very very very loud bang, like seemed city wide. My wife heard it too so I wasn't dreaming. It woke us up, shook the apartment windows. Bit freaky. Wasn't a sonic boom (as it only had one massive burst) but it did feel atmospheric in the same way as a sonic boom. Odd.
That was me - as per the other thread I was having vigorous sex in order to get to sleep.

I can be quite loud.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank dodgyken for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 27.02.2015, 09:05
Jern's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bern
Posts: 907
Groaned at 11 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 1,091 Times in 470 Posts
Jern has a reputation beyond reputeJern has a reputation beyond reputeJern has a reputation beyond reputeJern has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Quote:
View Post
Approx 11pm maybe mid-night ish. Very very very loud bang, like seemed city wide. My wife heard it too so I wasn't dreaming. It woke us up, shook the apartment windows. Bit freaky. Wasn't a sonic boom (as it only had one massive burst) but it did feel atmospheric in the same way as a sonic boom. Odd.
Can I just clarify: you were in bed with your wife, there was a massive bang, and the earth moved. Is that right?
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Jern for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 27.02.2015, 09:09
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 16
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
frenchalps has no particular reputation at present
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Ha ha - confirmed!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 27.02.2015, 09:11
hannah'sauntie's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Baden
Posts: 4,369
Groaned at 25 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 5,886 Times in 2,673 Posts
hannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Some Fasnacht related thing?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 27.02.2015, 09:22
omtatsat's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Zürich
Posts: 3,576
Groaned at 384 Times in 201 Posts
Thanked 1,120 Times in 719 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

no. they do work in the night. simple. dont create a big story
Quote:
View Post
Some Fasnacht related thing?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 27.02.2015, 09:38
slammer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lummerland
Posts: 3,653
Groaned at 79 Times in 58 Posts
Thanked 5,767 Times in 2,126 Posts
slammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

...´they dont use dymenite to make bnags but army surplus bazookas or even artillery, much safer that sticking dymenite in snow then lighting the blue paper and running like fornicate
http://www.blick.ch/news/lawinen-killer-id152018.html
I sooooo want that job.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 27.02.2015, 09:53
bigblue2's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Glarus
Posts: 6,129
Groaned at 309 Times in 249 Posts
Thanked 9,468 Times in 3,852 Posts
bigblue2 has a reputation beyond reputebigblue2 has a reputation beyond reputebigblue2 has a reputation beyond reputebigblue2 has a reputation beyond reputebigblue2 has a reputation beyond reputebigblue2 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

could have also been a mini earthquake, we had 2 at ours yesterday
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 27.02.2015, 09:59
baboon's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Rheintal
Posts: 2,461
Groaned at 73 Times in 64 Posts
Thanked 2,923 Times in 1,458 Posts
baboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Quote:
View Post
could have also been a mini earthquake, we had 2 at ours yesterday
Just checked the ETHZ seismic record....nothing recorded at that time.

Must have been my curry. Sorry.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 27.02.2015, 10:00
baboon's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Rheintal
Posts: 2,461
Groaned at 73 Times in 64 Posts
Thanked 2,923 Times in 1,458 Posts
baboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond reputebaboon has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Quote:
View Post
...´they dont use dymenite to make bnags but army surplus bazookas or even artillery, much safer that sticking dymenite in snow then lighting the blue paper and running like fornicate
http://www.blick.ch/news/lawinen-killer-id152018.html
I sooooo want that job.
Actually they also use dynamite - but typically dropped from helicopters.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 27.02.2015, 10:02
NotAllThere's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 8,967
Groaned at 140 Times in 122 Posts
Thanked 12,243 Times in 5,007 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Quote:
View Post
could have also been a mini earthquake, we had 2 at ours yesterday
Nothing listed here: http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/eq/latest/index_EN
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 27.02.2015, 10:05
mirfield's Avatar
Moddy McModface
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Basel
Posts: 8,188
Groaned at 50 Times in 44 Posts
Thanked 8,034 Times in 2,942 Posts
mirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

It could have been something as simple as a door slamming in your apartment block. The atmosphere you felt would be from the adrenalin burst as you were suddenly awakened and our senses heightened.

Unless you live in a single house. Then it probably couldn't.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 27.02.2015, 10:18
hannah'sauntie's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Baden
Posts: 4,369
Groaned at 25 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 5,886 Times in 2,673 Posts
hannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond reputehannah'sauntie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Maybe these guys can help..
Attached Thumbnails
anyone-hear-extremely-loud-bang-zurichberg-last-night-image.jpg  
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank hannah'sauntie for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 27.02.2015, 10:28
jacek's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Aargau
Posts: 7,446
Groaned at 96 Times in 76 Posts
Thanked 4,827 Times in 2,766 Posts
jacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Most likely CERN discovered new particles and they tried to break free
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank jacek for this useful post:
  #18  
Old 27.02.2015, 10:42
slammer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lummerland
Posts: 3,653
Groaned at 79 Times in 58 Posts
Thanked 5,767 Times in 2,126 Posts
slammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Quote:
View Post
Actually they also use dynamite - but typically dropped from helicopters.
Yes of course, forgot that, but wasn't that practice stopped some years back when some one thought that: Helicopter + Dynamite + lit fuze= bad idea, and anyway it's more fun with a Bazooka.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 27.02.2015, 11:25
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Zurich
Posts: 16
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
frenchalps has no particular reputation at present
Re: Anyone hear an extremely loud bang in Zurichberg last night?

Quote:
View Post
It could have been something as simple as a door slamming in your apartment block. The atmosphere you felt would be from the adrenalin burst as you were suddenly awakened and our senses heightened.
True, I should clarify - was definitely more of a 2 or 3 second BOOOOM than a bang. It was similar to an avalanche clearance right enough but I had assumed Zurich was too far away from the areas they do that in in the mountains.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did anyone else hear that big bang in Morges this morning? Vlh22 Daily life 2 22.08.2012 19:04
Anyone else saw the FC Zurich-Bayer Leverkusen match last night? argus Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 3 20.12.2007 16:34


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:55.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0