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Earthquake scales (adjusted) in Germany, Europe

As you might have noticed, the earthquakes are increasing here in Germany. Every time I left an “I felt it!” remark to the agencies that investigate earthquakes there are a bunch of descriptions that you’re being asked. However, the comparisons to the current earthquake scale descriptions didn’t really match with what they felt like. My […]

And yet another earthquake at Darmstadt: M2.6

Although we had a short discussion what it exactly was, I kind of knew it was yet another one and guessed it was around M2.5 Then, on Twitter, the first reactions and discussions, some people nearby didn’t feel it, some did. Also at work some people were aware of it, some weren’t. Only a few […]

Earthquakes in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany and all over the world

If you want to see what’s moving and rocking around you, live, then I recommend the famous USGS website: Or follow “Earthquakes Tsunamis”; @NewEarthquake on Twitter. With the recent bigger earthquakes near Sumatra, Indonesia and Mexico (11/04/2012) I was wondering if the amount of (larger) earthquakes was increasing, and what chances there are we feel […]