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 Apr 28 06:46 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • 79110 Hanc - Weak shake and audible rumbling.
  • Croix- Chapeau - Secousse breve mais clairement ressentie
  • Foussignac - Upstairs in bedroom felt a mild shake
  • pioussay - No damage slight tremors 3-4 seconds. Like a heavy vehicle passing.
  • Chatelaillon=Plage - Woke me up, was more explosive/crashing feeling than earthquakes I've felt in the past which were more of a rumble. Everyone on street came outside.
  • Bellac - No damage
  • Saint-Nicolas Courbefy - Have not located any damage so far, but whole house shook for a split second - thought my wife had fallen out of bed! But, it was strong enough to wake her up!
  • st valerien - minor shaking and rumbling for about 1 second
  • Nantes - Cela m'a réveillée. Je me suis demandée ce qui avait pu tomber de mon lit. J'ai très vaguement pensé à des expériences en Guadeloupe, en Grèce, dans le Sud de la France. Aux informations radio, on en a parlé. Je me suis dit que je ne m'étais pas trompée et que j'étais vraiment sensible à ce phénomène.
  • Fenioux 79160 - A few seconds shudder and I also thought it was a heavy vehicle passing!
  • Oradour-sur-vayres - I felt a horizontal movement which shook the bed, different from vibration of heavy lorries passing, which happens regularly.
  • fouras - flowers pots outside shook
  • Cheffois - No damage just a shaking this morning fora few minutes. Didnt know what it was until someone told me later.
  • GEOFON France Apr 28 06:46 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Aigonnay - Leger tremblement de terre ressentie vers 8h50
  • Luçon - Le sol a legerement tremblé après un bruit sourd
  • POITIERS - Durée : quelques secondes
  • La Rochelle - Première fois que je sens un mouvement de son comme cela. Un bruit sourd et 3 secondes pendant lesquelles la maison tremble entièrement.
  • Saint front sur nizonne - Premier bruit sourd en provenance de mon grenier, puis quelques secondes plus tard, secousses générales sur toute la maison. Les mobiliers ont tremblé, mon ami qui somnolait a été réveillé par la secousse ainsi que mon chien qui a paniqué.
  • 17740 ste marie de ré - A 8h50 (heure français) secousse de 3 à 5 secondes ressentie dans la maison.Tremblement de toute l'habitation.Pas de dégâts.
  • Marans - Les poutres de notre maison ont bougé. Je croyais que la charpente très ancienne se brisait.
  • St Symphorien 79270 - je dormais, ça m'a réveillé, le lit tremblait et surtout un fort grondement. Mon mari debout n'a rien entendu ni remarqué lui.
  • 79270 st symphorien - comme si un gros camion passait sur la route
  • lagord - quelques secondes de secousses . les arbres ont trembles . certaines alarmes maisons se sont declenchees . vers 8h50
  • Clermont-Ferrand - A good shake of 3 or 5 seconds in E-W direction at 8:50 AM French time
  • le bois plage - 0850 pour 5 mins
  • Le breuil bernard - Pas de dommage, juste craquement dans la maison
  • Niort - J'habite dans les deux sevres, région Poitou Charentes, je l'ai bien senti avec lustre et deco qui tremble... durée 4 ou 5 secondes environ
  • le bois plage - 5 seconds of noise and shaking, estimate 5 richter. 0850 hrs on 28 april 2016
  • Aytré - Un choc dans la maison (comme quelqu'un qui tombe) puis tout a tremblé pendant 2-3 secondes et diminution progessive.
  • Luçon - Réveillé par le lit qui tremble
  • Nantes - Le lit a tremblé ainsi que le reste des objets.
  • Niort - j'ai entendu 1 grondement continu l'eau de la bouteille sur la table bougeait, ma maison craquait, le chien hurlait... 5 à 6 sec
  • la flotte en ré - Bruit d'une explosion lointaine. Les murs de la maison ont tremblés.
  • saint-Herblain - Vibration dans le toit (en bac-acier) Sensation de vagues dans le lit matelas du lit !
  • Rochefort - Tour de contrôle de l'aéroport : 2 secousses rapprochées comme une explosion ( perçue entre modérée et forte) pas de dégât apparent
  • ile de Ré - Bruit d'une explosion lointaine. Les murs de la maison ont tremblé pendant quelques secondes.
  • Puy du lac - C'est la première fois que je sentais un tremblement de terre ça m'a tellement surpris que je savais pas quoi faire c'est la première fois que je ressens ça dans cette région de Charente-Maritime
  • Mosnac - La maison trembler légèrement de toutes parts. Réussissant même a réveiller ses habitants.
  • Fouras - Ressenti à Fouras à 8h50 (heure française) pendant plusieurs secondes. Toute la maison a tremblée, j'ai jamais ressenti un truc pareil. La vaisselle ainsi que la déco ont bougées.
  • Nantes - Réveillée par les secousses
  • Rochefort - Les murs ont tremblé, un cadre est tombé et l'alarme du lycée a été déclenchée
  • CHOLET 49300 - Bruit sourd (comme si un gros camion passait rapidement dans la rue)et secousses dans la maison (environ 2 à 5 secondes)
  • saint junien - ce matin à 8h45 tremblement du sol de toute la maison, la table de la cuisine ou mon mari déjeuné à tremblé ainsi que le lit ou j'étais. Notre chien était affolé .
  • 49000 Angers - Au deuxième étage d'un immeuble, une porte coulissante de placard à vibré deux fois à quelques secondes d'intervalle et le sol a bougé faiblement durant quelques secondes (perçu assis sur une chaise dans un environnement calme).
  • Pensol - Geen schade.
  • USGS Chatelaillon-plage, France Apr 28 06:46 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • 79160 Fenioux - Similar to a heavy vehicle passing by for about 5 seconds.
  • EMSC Near South Coast Of France Apr 27 06:48 2.7 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near South Coast Of France Apr 26 08:07 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Arthez-de-bearn, France Apr 25 04:44 3.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Apr 24 09:03 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Apr 23 08:25 2.2 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Apr 23 08:11 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Apr 22 14:40 3.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Apr 22 09:07 1.6 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Apr 22 07:05 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bagnères de Bigorre - C'était très faible, rien n'est tombé. A ce moment là j'étais à l'étage dans mon lit
  • EMSC France Apr 17 23:40 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Apr 16 21:36 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Apr 16 20:47 2.2 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Apr 14 13:28 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bressuire - 15:27 in France big boum, and after sound disappear gradually total : about 5 seconds of shake on the ground
  • Treize-Vents - En plein explication du système solaire à des jeunes de 7 à 12 ans. Bien arrivé celui là !
  • EMSC France Apr 13 03:03 1.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Apr 09 22:26 1.5 5 MAP I Felt It
  • Les Houches - ressenti une legère secousse alors que nous étions couchés
  • EMSC France Apr 09 21:19 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chamonix Mont Blanc - Very shakey !
  • Samoens - Comme une explosion et vibration.
  • Sallanches - Une secousse très brève faisant craquer les éléments en bois de notre maison. Un enfant de 5 ans a été réveillé.
  • USGS Amsterdam Island, France Apr 04 16:16 4.8 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Apr 04 00:39 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Apr 04 00:03 2.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Apr 01 21:29 1.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Mar 28 18:09 2.4 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Mar 26 21:34 2.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Mar 22 20:45 2.4 2 MAP I Felt It
  • Rocheserviere - Un grondement sourd durant de quelques secondes.
  • EMSC France Mar 21 15:46 1.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near South Coast Of France Mar 19 22:39 2.6 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Mar 17 00:13 1.6 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Mar 17 00:06 2.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Mar 16 20:13 2.2 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Mar 14 15:24 1.9 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Mar 13 06:01 1.5 -1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Mar 12 18:23 1.6 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France-germany Border Region Mar 09 08:53 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Mar 08 12:44 2.1 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France-germany Border Region Mar 08 12:14 2.4 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Mar 08 10:23 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Mar 08 08:28 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Mar 07 22:22 2.1 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Mar 07 15:33 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Mar 03 00:50 1.6 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Feb 27 19:41 2.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Feb 25 12:57 2.0 3 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Feb 23 07:45 1.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Feb 22 08:50 3.0 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Feb 18 19:03 2.5 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Feb 18 07:22 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Feb 16 17:21 1.8 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Feb 14 21:56 1.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Feb 14 20:47 1.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Feb 12 22:50 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Feb 11 10:40 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Feb 07 19:48 2.2 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Feb 02 18:26 2.0 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jan 29 16:01 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jan 26 23:26 3.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jan 26 20:02 2.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jan 25 10:21 2.1 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jan 24 05:25 2.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jan 23 07:13 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jan 18 17:29 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Amsterdam Island, France Jan 17 19:25 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jan 13 05:25 2.3 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jan 13 03:53 2.3 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jan 13 02:13 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Baume les dames - I was awake in my bed
  • Le Luhier - 2 à 3 secondes avec un bruit sourd
  • GENNES - j'étais allongé dans mon lit. J'ai entendu un grondement arrivant de loin ,puis le lit a bougé un coup, la charpente a grincé légèrement.
  • CHANTRANS - la maison a tremblé 1 seconde, un bruit sourd et bref.
  • St Julian's - No damage. Floor vibrations for a brief moment.
  • EMSC France Jan 10 02:27 2.4 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jan 09 03:57 2.4 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jan 06 03:03 2.6 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jan 03 05:18 2.0 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Jan 02 04:32 3.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Dec 31 20:42 3.6 1 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chateau Ville Vieille - Comme une explosion
  • EMSC France Dec 31 20:31 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Dec 28 01:53 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Dec 26 23:15 2.0 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Dec 26 14:13 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Dec 24 21:29 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Dec 23 13:45 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC France Dec 17 08:30 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bain de Bretagne - ça bougeait sous mes pieds
  • EMSC France-germany Border Region Dec 16 02:41 1.8 16 MAP I Felt It

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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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