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Old 27.01.2012, 16:57
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Earthquake?

I just felt one in Zurich? Or was I day-dreaming?
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Old 27.01.2012, 17:01
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Re: Earthquake?

I wasn't dreaming

http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/eq/latest/...45515/origin/1
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Old 27.01.2012, 17:02
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Re: Earthquake?

yep, just hit oerlikon too
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Old 27.01.2012, 17:02
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I just felt one in Zurich? Or was I day-dreaming?
Shook my computer down here in Küsnacht!

The Swiss monitoring website reports a 5.3R earthquake in Northern Italy 1hr ago:

http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/eq/latest/...45515/origin/1

Not sure whether it's connected.
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Old 27.01.2012, 17:04
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Re: Earthquake?

I felt and say things vibrating in Zurich.
Should show up here- http://www.seismo.ethz.ch/index_EN
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Old 27.01.2012, 17:05
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Re: Earthquake?

Person next to me did not feel or see a thing. They told me that I was day dreaming.
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Old 27.01.2012, 17:09
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Person next to me did not feel or see a thing. They told me that I was day dreaming.
Just had that exact same experience in may office. Along the North facing side of the building all of us felt it, on the East facing side, nothing.
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Old 27.01.2012, 17:15
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Re: Earthquake?

God, and I thought I had left that rubbish behind.

I didn't feel it, for the record.

From that site, it looks like it was in Italy? West of Bologna.
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Old 27.01.2012, 17:39
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Re: Earthquake?

it must have gotten stuck in the evening traffic as it never arrived here!

I read about it but was thinking maybe it was only felt by the super sensitive people! Guess I am hardcore.

Great weekend to everyone!
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Old 27.01.2012, 17:40
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too many mountains in the way for us to feel anything in Basel.
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Old 27.01.2012, 17:56
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Re: Earthquake?

Yep I felt it too - was sitting at my desk and thought oh dear - I actually left the flat as we're on the 7th floor... Then made my way back indoors...

My first Quake - hopefully that's it & thank goodness no damage / injuries to anyone!
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Old 27.01.2012, 18:07
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EF brings me news quicker than BBC,CNN or THE LOCAL :-)
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Old 27.01.2012, 18:27
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Re: Earthquake?

Can we all agree now it wasn't as good as an earthquake you'd get in the US - which would be bigger and better in all ways?

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Old 27.01.2012, 18:50
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Can we all agree now it wasn't as good as an earthquake you'd get in the US - which would be bigger and better in all ways?

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Ah yeah without a doubt. Bloody Switzerland just can't get anything right....

Bite-sized earthquakes...Pfffff

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1356_Basel_earthquake
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Old 27.01.2012, 19:05
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Re: Earthquake?

I noticed my study shaking and just assumed it was a heavy truck passing by, although a mysteriously silent one..
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Old 27.01.2012, 19:54
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Re: Earthquake?

Didn't feel a thing. I expect our house was built to last.
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Yep I felt it too - was sitting at my desk and thought oh dear - I actually left the flat as we're on the 7th floor... Then made my way back indoors...

My first Quake - hopefully that's it & thank goodness no damage / injuries to anyone!
Can you imagine what it feels like for people who have felt over 10,000 earthquakes recently ( and not over yet..)
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Old 27.01.2012, 21:40
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Wow, I thought it was just my imagination!
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Re: Earthquake?

Switzerland has also had 10,000 earthquakes - but it has taken 800 years to have that many. (I believe what I read in Wiki :-D
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Switzerland has also had 10,000 earthquakes - but it has taken 800 years to have that many. (I believe what I read in Wiki :-D
Christchurch has had that many in the last 16 months.
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