Moderate earthquake in the Channel Islands Jersey, Guernsey and Saint Brieuc (France) region

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Update 13:28 UTC : USGS reports a Magnitude of 3.9 at a depth of 10.3 km (our policy:  we trust those with the most instruments closest to the epicenter)

Update 143:15 UTC : Below the seismogram installed at Jersey island, the nearest island to the epicenter

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Update 12:48 UTC : A small grasp of the Experience Reports we received from our readers :

* La Variouf, Forest, GuernseyMinor crack at junction of old and newer building.
* Saint Hellier (Jersey) : Sitting at my PC and it felt like someone was at the other end shaking my desk back and forth. I looked up over my monitor to see no one and that’s when I thought something was odd.
* Saint Saviour (Guernsey) : I’m at school at the moment and I could hear all the books and stuff on the wall shaking and then all the computers starting rattling and wobbling and we all felt a huge vibration sweep across us!
* Saint Brelade (Jersey) : Rattling windows and floors, didn’t know what it was at first. Looked outside to see no obvious signs of a cause and realized it was an earthquake. Only earthquake I’ve actually felt in my 18 years of living.
* St Peter Port, Guernsey :  I was just about to play a couple out of their wedding at St. James concert hall! when I felt a light rumble (thought it was a big lorry outside) – then there was a loud boom and the while room shook for a few seconds – was probably scary than it was because it’s an old building so the balcony felt like it might come down! – couldn’t see any damage… Although I swear the piano moved a little bit!

Update 12:42 UTC : We have a hard time in following up your Experience reports. Max. damage so far are cracks in walls and fallen objects.
In 1926 an even stronger earthquake measuring 5.6 struck right to the east of Guernsey (see bigger red bullet on the map below). The M5.6 was measured at a depth of 33 km, today’s might be weaker but was reported at a depth of 7 km which means in human terms that the impact may have been bigger today. Shallower means more shaking intensity.

Update 12:27 UTC : First reports are reaching us mentioning fissures and cracks in walls.

IMPORTANT REMARK
If you live on one of the Channel Islands or at the French nearby coast, please check All Walls and Roofs for eventual slight damage. We expect slight damage (as reiterated earlier on) in a radius of max. 30 km from the epicenter.

Update 12:24 UTC : This is the biggest earthquake in this region for the last 100 years

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Update 12:14 UTC : The French seismological agency is reporting a Magnitude of 4.8 which is for this region a strong earthquake

Update 12:08 UTC : If the preliminary data are correct we are not expecting serious damage from this earthquake as the epicenter is below the sea-floor. Cracks in walls and fallen tiles and objects are a possibility however which we describe as slight damage.

Update 12:02 UTC : The earthquakes epicenter is very close to the Channel Islands Jersey and Guernsey and of course the French Coast

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32 km SW of Saint Helier, Jersey / pop: 28,000 / local time: 12:54:30.7 2014-07-11
43 km S of Saint Peter Port, Guernsey / pop: 16,488 / local time: 12:54:30.7 2014-07-11
320 km SW of London, United Kingdom / pop: 7,556,900 / local time: 12:54:30.7 2014-07-11

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.1

Local Time (conversion only below land) : Unknown

GMT/UTC Time : 2014-07-11 11:54:32

Depth (Hypocenter) : 7 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Channel Isl. Reg, United Kingdom Jul 11 11:54 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
  • St Martin - About 2 secs. No damage.
  • St Sampsons - Using computer when desk started shaking...
  • St Helier - No damage but felt shaking for over a minute
  • st peter port - no damage house shook
  • St Peter Port - Buildings shook in St Peter Port, very scary!
  • St. Helier - Just felt vibrations
  • Vale - Heard a loud "bang" before some shaking.
  • St Peter Port - 5 story building jumped twice
  • St Peter Port - Strong shaking, very bizarre!
  • St Peter Port - The building shaked, no damage cause
  • St Peter Port - Felt house shake
  • jersey channel islands - bang and house shook for 3 secs quite scary
  • st ouen - my walls and floor shook!
  • St Martins - No damage
  • St Peter Port - 2 short sharp jolts that shook the room in a wave like motion
  • St. Lawrence - House shook for a few seconds. Also felt in St.Helier by my wife.
  • St Helier - Weird sensation, quite offputting
  • Forest - Building shook as did our desks
  • St Andrews - House shook, no damage
  • St Peter - Sat at desk, 30 seconds of shaking, pets scared
  • Castle - Thought roof had fallen in
  • Vale - Moderate shaking, no damage
  • St Peter Port - Sat on granite bench and felt vibration
  • Corbiere - A few sec building was shaking
  • St Andrews - Felt a build up noise and rumble then a big bang as if something had hit the building
  • Forest - Can not see any damage
  • Forest - Whole house shook no damage
  • st peter port - felt like a lorry hitting the building.
  • vale - Strong shaking of house Structure
  • St Peter Port - Strange shaking then very big bang! very scary
  • St Helier - Sitting at my PC and it felt like someone was at the other end shaking my desk back and forth. I looked up over my monitor to see no one and that's when I thought something was odd.
  • St. Peter port - Sitting at desk at work when building shaked
  • St. Peter Port - Felt it quite a bit
  • st peter port - strong shaking, building collapsed
  • Pordic - légères vibrations des murs, craquements.
  • St Peter - moderate maybe 8 second shake enough to move entire building making the building rattle and rumble. Sounded like a large lorry at first. Enough to shake office computers etc. A little scary.
  • St Saviours - my whole house shook
  • St Helier - Sleeping due to night shift work. I was woken up!
  • St. Saviour - I'm at school at the moment and I could hear all the books and stuff on the wall shaking and then all the computers starting rattling and wobbling and we all felt a huge vibration sweep across us!
  • St mary - No damage.... 2 definite movements... Thought something had crashed in my roof... Scary stuff
  • St Peter Port - Very short tremour only lasting a second or two. Inside the office I mistook it for someone falling off their chair... At first I refused to believe it was an earthquake!
  • Vale - have never felt an earthquake before so have nothing to compare it to.
  • St. Sampson - There was a rumble and then the house shook moderately. The dog barked with the rumbling. We did not know whether it was an explosion or not.
  • St. Andrews - We were in ICT listening to some sick tunes wen we herd a boom like and all the computers fell of the desks like and everyone was screaming and Eurgh it was horrible. Jk nothing happened
  • St Peter Port - Building shook and ground under my feet was shaking well
  • ST Peter Port - Thought I was in love
  • St clement - No damage but house shook side to side
  • St Andrews - Thought a plane had hit the building
  • St Sampsons - Not aware of any damage. Strange to feel old granite house shake though!!
  • St Peter Port - Building Shook
  • st peter port - felt strong quake no damage
  • St Brelade - Sitting working in my summerhouse and the building shook for 3or 4 seconds and the windows rattled. Heard quite a loud rumble at the same time. No damage.
  • St Peter Port - No damage - house shock for a few seconds.
  • cobo - sitting in my office ground floor, when roof shook felt like someone running on roof
  • St Lawrence - I thought a truck had hit the house! Really scary!!
  • St Peter Port - Sounded like an explosion/sonic boom House shook - No damage
  • St Peter Port - Very loud bang, shaking/rumbling of whole building. Everything on my desk shook. About 3-4secs. Very scary!
  • St Helier - Desk vibrating & monitors shaking with a bit of rumbling noise from the building.
  • St Peter Port - Strong shake for about 2 secs
  • Jersey - Standing outside, everything shook for about 4 seconds. No damage
  • St.Helier - Walls shook, rockery rattled, small cracks in wall rendering
  • St. Peter Port - I was sitting on a Park bench, which seemed to move side to side underneath me
  • St. Saviour - it just felt like someone was using a jackhammer or a big lorry had just driven past.
  • St Helier - Building was shaking like there was a large truck passing - lasted for what felt like ages.
  • St peter Port - lasted for a couple of seconds thought someone was on roof
  • SPP - Very short tremor. As if a huge dense object had hit the ground nearby
  • St Peter Port - Caused no damage but a lot of confusion. Very weird experience.
  • St Peter Prot - I was on the phone and the office just rumbled and shook for about 2 seconds. Like a bomb had exploded. Lady who I was on the phone to in the Rohais experienced the same thing and we immediately knew it was something big!
  • St Peter Port - Rubling sound for a few seconds, and the building (multi-storey office block) shook, it ended with a single loud bang/rumble.
  • St. Aubin - House shook for a couple of seconds. No damage.
  • Torteval - Whole house shook and cracked, loud bangs, very scary to experience!
  • guernsey - Very odd. Thought someone had slammed a door but the the windows and doors were shaking for a few seconds.
  • St. Peter Port - Desk rattling and building shaking
  • St Brelade - Rattling windows and floors, didn't know what it was at first. Looked outside to see no obvious signs of a cause and realised it was an earthquake. Only earthquake I've actually felt in my 18 years of living.
  • St Helier - There were loud vibrations. Very scary like something hit the house
  • St Helier - On the 3rd floor of our office it felt like a sudden thump shaking the building - as though a car had crashed into the building.
  • St Peter Port - Shaking of building
  • St P P - Office shook for a few seconds, very loud noise, thought it was a car crashing into side of building!
  • St Peter Port - Mild tremor for a few seconds then whole building shook strongly for a further 5 seconds.
  • St Sampsons - Work in an office block and the whole building shook. Desk, chair and computer all shook.
  • St Peter Port - floor shook, walls shook
  • St Peter Port - Airport hangar shook for 1 - 2 seconds. Home in St.Peter Port has broken sewage pipes.
  • Forest - I'm Fat and I fell over, don't know why people are saying it was an earthquake - Fran Baker
  • cobo - school shook
  • St. Helier - Sitting on the beach, didnt feel a thing
  • St.Sampsons - Felt like a heavy vehicle was passing and causing a rumbling vibration in the upper floors of the granite house. Very strange sensation.
  • Castel - Whole house shook - ooh er, no damage
  • Guernsey St Peter Port - No damage just sounded like a digger had hit he building
  • St Helier - Mass devastation and carnage. Millions of pounds worth of improvements caused. My pen fell of the desk.
  • St. Ouen - nope. nope. NOPE. not fun.
  • St. John - Sounded like two separate thuds shaking the house, lasted about 3 seconds
  • St Helier - the building shook for about a second
  • St Sampsons - none that I can see
  • St Sampson - Out in the garden, a great thud and the lawn moved upwards
  • Trinity - Lying on my sun lounger thought a dog had crawled underneath .
  • st peter port - I fell of the toilet!
  • st helier - office desks shaking including computer monitors
  • Trinity - Never Felt Anything Like That Before - The Whole House Shook Without Warning And With No Accompanying Noise Otherwise I Would Have Thought That It Was An Explosion
  • vale - Thought the misses had farted no damage though
  • Castel - The building shook once, like a wave through it.
  • exmouth devon - Wierd it felt as if my chair was sucking me backwards several times.
  • St peter port - Heard a loud rumble like a huge lorry driving past my house then a bang then shaking which made my sofa move.. Couple pictures fell off the wall. Lasted couple seconds no serious damage
  • st helier - 2 distinct tremors
  • Trinity - China in kitchen was rattling ... rumble from vibrations ... we thought a steamroller had gone by. Lots of birds tweeting when vibrations stopped.
  • St Sampsons - Felt and sounded like a plane crash, scary stuff!
  • St Helier - We have all retreated to the emergency bunker. This is the end that the Mayans warned us about. We may come out later though.
  • grouville - Sitting at my desk - desk shook and felt this all the way through my body. Computer screen shook quite wildly.
  • st Sampson - Nearly pood my pants
  • St. Peter port - I felt a shaking that lasted 3 seconds
  • St Peter Port - Felt nothing outside - it just seems people in buildings mainly felt something.
  • St. Peter Port - Audible crack followed by vibration for a second or two
  • St Sampson - No damage. Rumbled through building for around 20 seconds. Thought there had been a Gas explosion, or similar.
  • St clement - Thought roof was falling in, house shook and rumbled, ran out the house terriffied
  • St martins - Boom, 1 violent shake, felt the house move, several smaller vibrations
  • St Helier - On third floor of building - felt strong shaking and looking up I could see our building move relative to others out of the window. Quite unnerving. Looked outside and people at ground level seemed unaffected.
  • St. Lawrence - My sisters room was shaking a lot!
  • Jersey, Channel Islands UK - Heard a loud bang and house and windows shook
  • St. Helier - Good vibrations!
  • St Martin - Felt shaking for a few noticeable seconds, mirror on dressing table visibly shook
  • St Helier - Stepped outside of seedee jons when a big lorry went past, felt a rumble. Heard about earthquake after, checked my receipt and time matched up. Earthquake has reached 'that's a big lorry' levels.
  • St Helier - Two tremors lasting 1 sec each over 4 seconds.
  • St Peter Port - felt like a truck hit the house
  • Guernsey - I was on 3rd floor office building which I felt move on two occasions. There was a load noise. It carried on for around 30 seconds. Everyone from offices on street came out to see what happened.
  • St Helier - We are based on the top floor on one of the tallest buildings in St Helier - a few things were swaying, it lasted only a few seconds but the experience was quite frightening
  • St. Peter port - Loud bang and 8 to 10 second shake
  • St. Clement - Whole house shook and furniture moved
  • St. Lawrence - Loud rumble, house shook slightly and creaked
  • St Helier - lasted about 15 secs
  • St. Peter Port - House (windows, walls, floorboards) shook as if something heavy had fallen over upstairs.
  • St. Peter Port - Felt like something reverberating through the floor but also a bang that sounded like a heavy object landing on the ground
  • St Peter Port - Shook the building, no damage, quite scary!
  • St Peter Port - Frossard House still standing - is that good or bad?!
  • St Peter Port - In 5 storey building, felt like the building dropped and shook. Loud noise as though there was an impact.
  • st saviours - right next to the airport, thought a plane had exploded.
  • Vale - Felt vibrations for a good few seconds on the surface of my desk gradually building up and then the whole building shook and rumbled. Was quite scary as have not experienced something like this before.
  • St Peter Port - Whole Building shook - felt like it had been hit by something
  • Le Variouf, Forest - Minor crack at junction of old and newer building
  • Cobo - long rumble followed by a feeling of very large explosion underground No damage found yet
  • Alderney - Desk shaking
  • St Peter Port - Rumbling noise and shaking feeling, thought my office building was collapsing! Seemed to last about 4-5 seconds, getting stronger, then just stopped.
  • Vale - No one likes a big crack.
  • vale - Cups in cupboards shook, house vibrated for 3 seconds or so
  • St Andrews - Was sitting in car by model yacht pond when car suddenly started to rock and move up and down just before 1pm. Thought it was a gust of wind but too violent and it wasnt windy at the time. Thought it was strange until others reported the same to Island FM.
  • St. Helier - I was at office, heard a sound and chair shook for at least 3 second.
  • Channel Islands - 4.6 on the Richter Scale... first one in 100 years apparently
  • Vale - Felt like a lorry had hit the house at first. Lots of crockery shaking, lasted a few seconds.
  • St.Andrews - Some of my friends didn't feel it as they were in a different class standing up. But our class were sitting on tables on the top floor of our school so we felt the full force. I was quite scared as there was 1, maybe 2 big bangs then a constant vibration for 30 seconds. Nothing was damaged which was lucky because we were in a Science Room.
  • St Peter Port - Sky dish fell off can not watch the Tour!
  • St Sampson - The only explanation I could think of was that an enormous heavy vehicle was right outside the house, causing the rumbling and vibrations. That was followed by a loud explosion and definite shaking. I ran out of the house believing the roof had collapsed!
  • St Helier - Just saw legs shaking while sitting
  • Forest - I thought it was a lorry hitting something. I was upstairs in the bathroom at the time and there was a loud rumbling noise and the whole floor shook. Can't see any damage but haven't done a proper check yet.
  • castel - loud noise, floors and walls shook
  • St Helier - Was sitting at my desk and building started to shake, causing a low rumbling sound which quickly increased, then continued for perhaps 10 seconds, vibrating all doors and windows. The noise and shaking died slowly away, perhaps lasting 20-30 seconds in all.
  • St Peter Port - Strong shaking of building - I am on the 3rd floor of a 4 floor building and there was a loud bang prior to the tremour
  • castel - No damage, rumbling for a few seconds (thought it was a big lorry!) then 'boom' and building shook
  • Castel - At Les Eturs Vets, heard a low hum then a 'boom' as the whole building shook. All ran outside expecting something to have landed on the building, neighbours equally shocked. In need of a drink!
  • St Helier - Rumbling noise, building swayed, noise died away - all over in 10 seconds
  • St. Peter Port - I was just about to play a couple out of their wedding at St. James concert hall! when I felt a light rumble (thought it was a big lorry outside) - then there was a loud boom and the while room shook for a few seconds - was probably scary than it was because it's an old building so the balcony felt like it might come down! - couldn't see any damage... Although I swear the piano moved a little bit!
  • Vale - There was a loud bang & then whole cottage shook for a few seconds. Thought attached cottage next door had collapsed so ran outside!
  • St Helier - Sitting at my desk working away and shake city !!! Lasted all of 3 seconds - the earth moved for me hehe !
  • St Peter Port - Was at the Guernsey Tapestry Museum. It felt like a thud/bang followed by some shaking.
  • St. Helier - I thought my colleague sneezed again!
  • Trinity - Sounded like very heavy furniture being moved on the floor above. Loud rumbling sound for approx 5 seconds.
  • St Peters Port - Felt wobble as I rode my moped
  • St Lawrence - I was just making a cuppa for my lunch break when i heard what sounded like a massive convoy of heavy trucks passing the window outside, very strange though as it lasted for a good few seconds
  • Portelet - Two loud bangs which sounded like explosions, whole house shook and flocks of birds flew out of trees. No visible damage.
  • St Andrews - I was sat in my lounge when I heard a rumbling noise. Because I live near a main road I assumed at first it was a large lorry passing but it got louder and louder and it was a very 'deep' sound.. Then there was a very loud thud and the whole house shook. I thought that the so called lorry must have crashed into my house so I went to investigate but of course there was nothing there. I then realised that this must have been an earthquake.
  • St Sampsons - No damage
  • St.Helier - Near an open window, I heard something like a sonic boom with some shaking for a few seconds while the door rattled and some furniture wobbled. First thought was that a lorry had hit the building, never felt a quake that strong before.
  • Sark - Distinctly two large thumps seconds apart. House shook, open windows moved and office chair was sat on moved.
  • St. Helier - Survived the earthquake. 10/10
  • St. Helier - I, can feel the earth begin to move!
  • st peter port - Waiting on top of flat open roof of ferry harbour building for rapide from france when I felt the building move, slightly unbalancing, I like others with me presumed it was due to the docking of the newly arrived ferry from the Uk.
  • St Helier - Only lasted roughly 3-4 seconds but it was quite a large rumble and the building I was sitting in was moving quite a lot, almost felt as though it was swaying.
  • St.Peter Port - I thought someone quite large had fallen over up stairs or something had smashed into the side of the building felt a tremor and heard a rumble- Stevie Regan. Hi guys!
  • St Peter Port - Felt it on 2nd floor of my home. Whole house rumbled and shook. I ran outside as I knew it was something significant. Scary!
  • St.Saviour - - Was typing on my keyboard, heard loud rumble/bang and simultaneously the computer screen was shaking. Lasted 3-4 seconds. I won't forget that in a hurry!
  • St Helier - No knowledge of damage. But load rumblings and very noticeable shaking/vibrating
  • St Peter's Village - No damage, but felt. I live by the airport and at first thought a plane had crashed.
  • St Peter Port - I was in a 400yr old building halfway up the hill out of St Peter Port (sitting on 2Ba Icart gneiss!) We heard a loud bang like something really heavy being dropped and all the walls and wooden floors shook for a couple of seconds.
  • St helier - No damage, I live in a block of flats, and the whole block shook quite strongly!
  • Castel - We heard a very loud, prolonged boom (much louder and longer than the Concorde sonic booms we heard every afternoon for many years) followed by some light shaking of the building. We thought either a large aircraft had crashed nearby or that Flamanville had blown its top. Last time I heard something like that, I was about 5 miles from a gasworks that blew up. Fortunately nothing so dramatic this time and no damage found so far.
  • St Sampson - Heard a bang then the house started to shake and the cups in the cupboard were rattling.scary experience.
  • Grouville - Heard a rumble and the TV and other thing shock. made the dog jump up.
  • St helier - Felt like a tank was going by ... Shook my shop!!
  • St.Peter Port - Big Bang shake and vibration lasted around 2 seconds nothing compared to Japan and other places :)
  • St Peter Port - Felt like the floor was dropping, a rumble and rattling. Felt the building shake, sounded like a truck had hit the building. It made my stomach lurch, like on a boat in rough weather. I'm not aware of any damage.
  • Vale - Rumbling sound and shaking simultaneously 4-5 seconds followed by a bang. Scaffolding rattling
  • St Sampson - No damage. Heard a strange loud noise and felt the house shake quite a lot. Thought that the builders next door had blown something up.
  • St Peter Port - The whole house shook twice, I thought a car had crashed in our wall or something fell on our roof, so checked and nothing, no damage and then thought must be earthquake.
  • gorey - loud boom and whole house shook steadily like it was loose,floors vibrated. Didnt associate a boom noise with an earthquake so thought maybe an explosion at first then I realised. It was all over in a few seconds but what an experience!
  • Jersey - No movement of objects just strong vibration. Reminded me of San Francisco
  • St Martin - Here it sounded like a BIG motor and a distant explosion. My house got the wobblies. And a few cracks in old plaster got longer, otherwise no damage at all.
  • Bailiffs Cross - Very loud bang followed by felling of pressure wave and visual disturbance seen in distance rumbling sound with moderate vibration growing in strength until ground and granite cottage shaking. Book case fell over cups and plates moved on worktop
  • St ouens - I was outdoors by the beach and heard a loud rumble and the ground shook.
  • St Helier - Scary! Im seated on the top (4th) floor surrounded by wobbling glass walls!!!
  • St Helier - Top floor of three storey Victorian building and felt for about five seconds. Strong shake of the building. Fixtures and building rattled. Stronger than the normal sensation of a truck passing felt in previous earthquakes. Office staff alarmed as very unusual. People on raised ground floor did not feel it.
  • St Peter Port - I was at the harbour at the time in my office when the room and desk shook - I thought a ship had crashed into the jetty
  • London - I was sleeping and i actually thought there was a train coming but it was much stronger.
  • St helier - We were in class and I heard this dull vibrating sound, well a deep sound anyway. Then the room started to weakly shake, but the shaking gradually kept getting worse until it abruptly stopped after about 25 seconds. We were worried it would continue to get stronger!
  • Plouguiel - Fort bruit sourd et la charpente de la maison(ancienne) a fortement craqué (coté nord - maison aspectée au sud -) comme sous l'effet d'une forte bourrasque de vent mais la cime des arbres n'était pas plus agitée qu'avant (force 1). Pas de dégâts repérés.
  • Trinity, Jersey - Loud bang and noise for fe seconds. The whole building shook.
  • Castel - At first, I thought a lorry had hit the house, second thought was an explosion. Saw on Twitter that it was an earthquake. Whole house shook, and felt it through the floor. PC monitors wobbled significantly
  • St Peter Port - No visible damage
  • St. Helier - No damage
  • 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
  • USGS Saint Helier, Jersey Jul 11 11:54 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Cobo - Low rumble noise that got louder and louder. I was standing on wooden stairs in my house and they shook.

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    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) ?
    People :
    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.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    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) ?
    People
    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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