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==Seismic activity==
In 1356, the [[Basel earthquake]] occurred in the Rhine Plain. It was perhaps the most destructive earthquake ever to have occurred in [[northwest Europe]], destroying the city of [[Basel]] and flattening buildings as far as 200&nbsp;km away. TheIt epicentre ofwas the most significant historic seismological event to have occurred in Central Europe,. wasIts locatedepicenter was between [[Waldkirch]] and [[Sankt Peter, Baden-Württemberg|St. Peter]] in [[Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald]]. However, it remains disputed whether the fault that ruptured to cause this earthquake was indeed part of the Rhine Valley extensional system, or simply one of the many [[thrust faults]] that make up the [[Alps]] to the south. Doubts have been raised over the adequacy of the seismic evaluation and design of the [[Fessenheim Nuclear Power Plant]], built in the Rhine Plain close to the faults.<ref name=resonance>[http://www.kantonslabor-bs.ch/files/presse/93_3_Expertise-Fessenheim-f.pdf Centrale Nucléaire de Fessenheim : appréciation du risque sismique] RÉSONANCE Ingénieurs-Conseils SA, published 2007-09-05, accessed 2011-03-30</ref>
 
==Upper Rhine aquifer==