Except the Japanese Heidi hype (there is a Heidi theme park in Tōhoku) there seem to be no connection between Namazu and Switzerland. But if one digs in the ground, there is one. And that is exactely what Heidi did, she literally pulled the tail of the catfish. Nobody can tell if that experiment made the ground instable. Or better, more instable, Namazu visited Basel back in 1356. Now imagine what would happen if the seismic impulse that did hit Nothern Italy a few weeks ago continues. The African plate pushes Italy out of its way, „the Boot“ moves North by North West. If you follow that vector, you stand in front of the Alps. Basel is at the end of the thrust fault which runs under Emilia Romagna, too. It’s said that every earthquake relaxes a fault, so every next quake along the vector should be weaker and weaker. Unfortunally seismic events are not that linear, so nobody can tell if Namazu swims full force ahead to Basel or not. And even there will be just a rather mild earthquake, what about the structural damage caused by the geothermal experiment? The Japanese stereotype „Swiss means nature and safety“ (see also Heidi’s dog) could collapse in no time, a disaster would cause similar collateral damage like 3/11. Not only on location, the many chemical plants and the nuclear power plant would cause a heavy spill- & fallout up the river Rhine, the contamination would affect France, Germany and even the Neatherlands. Well, it sounds even cute when Swiss talk about disasters, a report from 2009 here. It’s about a Swiss scientist who programmed a bodycount software which works precise like a Swiss clock and a simulator. I wonder if they ever calculated / simulated a big bang in their own country… Heidi makes use of what she has learned?