Wednesday, March 20, 2019

5.0R in FRANCE

1) At first it sounded like part of the house falling and lasted about 5 seconds or so. No neighbours around to verify with.
 2) It felt as if a wave had rolled underneath the house, from one side to the other. It only lasted a second but the entire house groaned. I was so thankful that it was so brief otherwise my old house would now be a pile of rubble.(Witness location : Saint-Georges-des-Agoûts (France) (23 km W from epicenter)

This is the way it was described by some  4km from the epicenter. Probably for the first time we have a significant event in France. This is not too far, only 60km from Bordeaux and people felt it there. This is also a shallow earthquake, only 6km depth, so it would have been terrifyingly felt by the French there.

Soon after a 3.1R earthquake aftershock was also reported.

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MagnitudeML 5.0
Date time2019-03-20 09:56:40.9 UTC
Location45.35 N ; 0.35 W
Depth2 km
Distances350 km NW of Andorra la Vella, Andorra / pop: 20,500 / local time: 10:56:40.9 2019-03-20
59 km N of Bordeaux, France / pop: 232,000 / local time: 10:56:40.9 2019-03-20
8 km NE of Montendre, France / pop: 3,500 / local time: 10:56:40.9 2019-03-20

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