France earthquake list – Liste tremblements de terre France

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – France time = UTC +1
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC France Jul 28 00:10 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC France Jul 27 17:59 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC France Jul 26 03:30 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC France Jul 24 08:15 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC France Jul 23 16:26 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • St. Helier - No Damage, slight wobble felt like about 2.2 compared to the last quake of 3.9 / 4.0
  • St. Martins - Felt it but as strong as it was few weeks ago
  • St Ouen - Strongest of the recent quakes that I have felt, though I did not feel the large quake earlier this month to compare.
  • St. Martins - Felt shaking but not as strong as it was last time. No damage
  • St Helier - St Helier Jersey :-Loud rumble with moderate jarring wobble to the building didn't last long at all.
  • St Helier - Not sure about the rest of the island but certainly a nice loud rumble with slight shaking - pictures not quite straight on the wall anymore!
  • St Peter Port - House shaked a couple of times, but not that strong.
  • St Ouen - Loud rumbling and windows shook. It felt like the one on 12 July
  • St. Andrew - Heard noise and felt vibration coming through floor (bare feet). Lasted a couple of seconds. Cannot compare with the 11th July as was driving at the time.
  • St John - Loud rumble, house shook..pheasants squawked loudly as they did last time.
  • St. Ouen - house shook, birds freaked out, i freaked out.
  • St. Sampson - Not as strong as 11 July. Long rumble and minor movement. No loud bang this time
  • St. Brelade - Four floors up the building shook.Sounded like the deep rumbling of a train going past,ending with a heavy impact. Not as severe and prolonged as the last on 11th july,14
  • St Martins - Similar vibrations as though an underground train was coming towards the house followed by a thud which made some doors rattle, all lasted 10 seconds or so.
  • St Brelade - No Damage, Felt shaking but not as strong as it was last time.
  • St Saviour - I didn't feel the 11th July earthquake, but I felt this one. I live by the airport, and at first thought it was the rumble of a plane taking off, but it lasted a bit too long and the rumble felt a bit too deep. If it hadn't been for the first earthquake so recently, I probably wouldn't have thought too much of it.
  • St Peter - Thought a huge truck was going past, except I live down a tiny lane.
  • Bliss - My wife said she felt nothing
  • St. John - Load rumbling and I thought it was worse than the quake a week or two ago. Quite startling actually
  • St Saviour - Vibrating banister.Made the toilet flush!
  • St Peter Port - Very light shudder and vibrating, but no damage to the property
  • GEOFON France Jul 23 16:26 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • St Helier - I did not feel July 11th earthquake but felt this one! Heard and could feel the rumble and shake beneath my feet for 5 seconds or so. It was as if a plane was taking off close by, or as if I was in an underground train station. I was relaxing watching TV and immediately hit pause as it happened, my mind was definitely saying earthquake! No damage. Could hear dogs barking and birds going a little mad!
  • EMSC France Jul 22 19:11 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jul 22 04:07 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Grand Auvergne - la maison a vibré quelques secondes, assez pour me réveiller, pas de dégâts
  • Grand Auverné - assez fort pour que cela me réveille
  • Grand Auvergne - assez fort pour que cela me réveille
  • Grand Auverné - La secousse a été suffisement forte pour réveiller certaine personne et faire trembler les maisons.
  • Pouancé - grondement et tremblement en quelques secondes
  • St Briac sur Mer - J etais au 1er et dernier étage/mon pavillon. Sensation de coup de vent unique et court sui fait s ebranler la toiture. R A S.
  • EMSC France Jul 20 23:07 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jul 18 14:56 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • St Saviour - Didn't feel much
  • EMSC France Jul 15 02:57 2.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jul 14 03:09 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It
  • Embrun - réveillée, j'ai senti le tremblement de terre à 5h10 puis le grondement...toujours très impressionnant ce bruit !
  • Embrun - réveillé par le bruit des volets
  • GEOFON France Jul 14 03:09 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Embrun - Je l'ai senti pendant mon sommeil, il m'a réveillée.
  • EMSC France Jul 13 06:51 1.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jul 13 06:46 1.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jul 12 04:19 2.4 2 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON France Jul 11 11:54 4.1 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • ploufragan (bretagne) - tremblements verres + meubles
  • ploufragan - tremblements meubles
  • 22300 Lannion - Légères secousses pendant 3 secondes, pas de dégats.
  • saint maden - on a senti et entendu la maison et le sol trembler
  • HILLION - Sensation du sol qui tremble
  • HILLION - SENSATION DU SOL QUI TREMBLE
  • Lannion - Felt two light shakings with a few seconds between them. Wondered what it could be.
  • henanbihen - Maison, mur à tremble un court instant
  • 22350 st maden - la maison a vibrer
  • Ploezal - J'ai sentis les murs de ma maison et le sol trembler légèrement
  • lanrodec - Fort grondement puis tremblement du sol.
  • Paimpol - no damage
  • Rennes - pas de dégâts visibles
  • SAINT MELOIR DES ONDES - Sentis les murs et le sol trembler, claquant des portes.
  • Lannion - Tremblement assez "étouffé". Vibration du bureau et écran.
  • SAINT MELOIR DES ONDES - Sentis les murs et le sol trembler et une claquant des portes
  • GAEL - Toute la maison à vibrée. La toiture à craquée. Une plante a côté de moi posé sur un meuble à roulette vibrait toute seule. Assez surpris pour une première fois...
  • Rennes - Petits tremblements, petits bruits de craquements des murs, rideaux + plantes + TV qui ont bougés
  • landerneau - J ai senti mon bureau bouger et j'ai vu les écrans d ordinateurs bouger aussi, mes collègues ont vu et ressenti la même chose
  • Roscoff - I d'ont think there is anything damage!
  • meneac 56490 - léger bruit,et légère trépitation
  • Guingamp - petit tremblement et quelques craquements de la maison
  • st cast - J'ai senti le fauteuil tremblé qq secondes
  • lannion - vibration tres courte, pas de degats. ca fais tout bizarre
  • Luitré - bureau qui a tremblé 3 fois et sensation de secousse dans les pieds
  • PLOURHAN - Un grondement sourd pendant quelques secondes
  • Plouha - No apparent damage but house shook and cracked, sounded like a sonic boom but longer
  • Bricqueville sur Mer - La porte s'est fermée toute seule, quelques secousses rapides
  • Pordic - First, there was a loud bang, I was upstairs in an old house and the whole floor shaked, the china was moving by itself on the shelf. The cat and I were both frightened as I tought something had landed on the roof... Stupid, but I'm not used to earthquake and didn't think of that first. Went to my neighbours... They didn't feel a thing!
  • Plougonven 29640 - Vers 14 heures aujourd'hui 11 juillet allongée j'ai senti une nette secousse vibratoire durant 2 à 3 secondes.
  • henvic - J'ai senti mon lit bouger et j'ai entendu un grondement sourd...
  • Saint-Brieuc - sensation de tremblement du sol pendant plusieurs secondes. sensation of vibrations from the floor during several seconds
  • EMSC France Jul 11 05:52 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jul 10 05:57 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France-germany Border Region Jul 09 05:15 1.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jul 07 13:46 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jul 07 10:23 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jul 07 03:58 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • La Rochette 73110 - surpris, c'est tout, ça a été furtif.
  • Presle 73110 - A durée une poignée de seconde, vibrations modérées mais relativement bruyant. suffisant pour me réveiller. Pas de dégat apparent
  • 73390 - A 1h37 cette nuit très furtif Mais ressenti par toute la maison Pas de dégâts apparent
  • Siran - Huis en kasten begonnen te trillen
  • EMSC France Jul 06 23:39 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jul 05 01:19 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jul 03 09:29 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jul 01 10:27 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 26 00:43 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 25 14:10 2.5 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 22 01:32 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It
  • Le Forest, Crots - Rattling of glasses and house shaking. Woke up the baby. Have not seen property damage.
  • GEOFON France Jun 22 01:32 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jun 21 14:14 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jun 19 12:43 3.0 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jun 19 10:09 2.7 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 14 21:12 1.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 13 11:14 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 13 00:38 2.8 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 12 22:08 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 12 17:35 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jun 12 11:46 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON France Jun 12 11:46 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chateau Ville Vieille - Neighbour felt it whilst gardening, We were on ground floor and felt and heard it quite clearly. Sounded like big lorry/ train going past, rumbling. Others in car didn't feel it, neither did others outside walking.
  • EMSC France Jun 11 16:32 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jun 10 16:07 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 10 15:27 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 09 22:47 2.2 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 07 14:12 2.3 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 07 06:11 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jun 06 18:09 2.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 06 18:01 2.4 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 06 17:46 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 05 17:06 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jun 04 21:43 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 04 19:49 2.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 04 11:21 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near South Coast Of France Jun 04 08:38 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 04 00:26 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
  • Chateau Queyras - No damage but we both woke up because of it. Like a big lorry passing.
  • EMSC France Jun 03 06:37 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jun 01 05:40 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France May 31 22:09 2.2 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near South Coast Of France May 31 10:37 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France May 31 07:28 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France May 31 07:11 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France May 28 21:14 2.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France May 27 19:33 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France May 27 16:14 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France May 27 10:47 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France May 27 10:09 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France May 27 09:25 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France May 24 12:06 2.4 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France May 24 05:01 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France-germany Border Region May 23 15:47 2.5 19 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France May 22 16:30 2.8 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France May 21 00:56 3.1 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France May 20 06:45 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France May 19 16:19 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France May 19 09:55 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France May 18 09:41 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France May 17 09:34 3.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France May 17 03:23 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near South Coast Of France May 15 18:59 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
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    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
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    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
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    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
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    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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