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Significant Earthquake Strikes SW France

Posted by feww on April 28, 2016

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Rare earthquake strikes near La Rochelle, SW France

Many of the region’s residents who reported the event described it as being like an “explosion,” lasting about 6 seconds.

EQ Details

Magnitude: 5.0ML [emsc-csem.org]
Region: SW FRANCE
Location: 46.06ºN, 1.11ºW
Depth: 10km
Date & time: 2016-04-28 06:46:50.4 UTC
Distances:

  • 2 km SW of Châtelaillon-Plage, France / pop: 6,059
  • 12 km S of La Rochelle, France / pop: 76,810
  • 125 km SW of Poitiers, France / pop: 85,960
  • 356 km S of Saint Helier, Jersey / pop: 28,000

The largest of 51 earthquakes ever reported in the region [50-km radius of latest event]

  • M5.2 France (45.930°N 1.310°W; depth=10.0 km)2005-04-18 06:42:50 UTC 10.0 km

The largest of 12 earthquakes ever reported in the region [25-km radius of latest event]

  • M3.9 France (46.208°N 1.515°W; depth=2.0 km) 2013-03-06 at 22:40:58 UTC  [USGS/EHP]

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