Earthquakes in Germany

In Germany, earthquakes are moderate, but cause even slight damages to robust houses. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.

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Earthquakes in Germany since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Germany happened on 09/03/1978 in the Tailfingen region with a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
05/17/2014Hesse4 km3.60
12/05/2004Emmendingen, Freiburg Im Breisgau37 km4.80
03/22/2003Albstadt16 km4.70
07/22/2002Aachen, Cologne, Spangdahlem3 km4.80
09/03/1978Tailfingen30 km5.30

These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Data have been summarized and translated.
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