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Always Informed

The SED’s Website

On our website you can find automatically generated detailed information on current earthquakes in Switzerland and abroad within around 90 seconds of an earthquake, as well as a range of background information about all aspects of earthquakes.

Overview of current earthquakes with links to detailed information


Follow us on Twitter and receive an immediate notification when an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.5 or greater has occurred in Switzerland or neighbouring countries.


MeteoSwiss-App and Federal Authorities’ Natural Hazards Portal

On the MeteoSwiss-App and the federal authorities’ natural hazards portal, all earthquakes with an intensity of III or higher on the European Macroseismic Scale are automatically shown. This is equivalent to the first of five levels of danger. The intensity is a measure of the effects of an earthquake on the earth’s surface. For each warning area, the Swiss Seismological Service (SED) estimates the intensity in the center of each region and assigns a particular danger level based on this estimate.


RSS Feeds

RSS Feeds

Stay up to date with our RSS feeds. Subscribe to all RSS feeds that suit your personal interests:

  • All earthquakes located by the SED in Switzerland and its neighbouring countries (several per week)
  • All earthquakes in Switzerland and its neighbouring countries with a magnitude of 2.5 or greater (approximately two per month)
Media and Authorities

Media and Authorities

For earthquakes with a magnitude of 3 or higher, the SED sends an earthquake alert to the media and the authorities. We are happy to add further media representatives and authorities to our mailing list on request.

Always informed


NINTRAS: rapid overview of recent news articles with an 'earthquake' context