What are minor earthquakes an indication of

Who felt it? On Monday night there were several small earthquakes in Albstadt

The strongest quake at 4.48 a.m. reached a strength of 2.1 on the Richter scale, according to the verified evaluation by the State Earthquake Service. The first registered quake at 2.11 a.m. had a magnitude of 1.2. The third quake at 5.58 a.m. reached a magnitude of 1.7.

Geophysicist Dr. Stefan Stange from the state earthquake service speaks of "no unusual activity for the Zollernalb".

Nobody noticed?

Now and then there are noticeable tremors. For the rumblers in the night, however, no current observations were received at the state earthquake service.

The website erdbebennews.de continuously updates the number of earthquakes, and speaks of 16 registered earthquakes in the afternoon.

No evidence of major quakes

“We registered a lot more,” says Stange. In the case of the swarm in Onstmettingen last year, however, there were (as reported) several hundred.

Stange emphasizes that such a swarm of earthquakes can never indicate anything larger.

The website erdbebennews.de, which is based on measurement data from the University of Strasbourg and the Swiss Seismological Service, reports on further earthquakes at night, in the early morning hours and later in the day.

The last time the earth shook in Albstadt at the beginning of December.