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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC France Nov 16 08:04 3.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC France-germany Border Region Nov 12 13:38 3.4 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Strasbourg - 5 seconds No damage
  • Schiltigheim - Light shaking
  • Strasbourg - Light shaking
  • Strasbourg - i first thought it was an explosion nearby but our apartment building shook for just a 5-7 seconds and my next thought was either something very heavy in our building was dropped or fell over, or it was a slight earthquake, which I considered, then dismissed until reading about it via several news outlets online.
  • Strasbourg - I was in the UGC cinema and it suddenly felt as if a lorry had crashed into the wall of the building.
  • GEOFON France Nov 12 13:38 3.2 4 MAP
    USGS Meysse, France Nov 11 10:52 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC France Nov 11 10:52 5.2 10 MAP
    GEOFON France Nov 11 10:52 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • montpellier - Weak shaking
  • Lablachère - Légère secousse ressentie sur 3/4 secondes. Les rideaux et le linge sur l'étendoir ont oscillé. Léger craquement de l'escalier en bois.
  • Sainte Foy les Lyon - A deux reprises, des secousses qui ont fait balancer mon canapé sur lequel j'étais assis. Mon fils dans sa chambre à ressenti la même. J'habite au 8ième étage.
  • EMSC France Oct 30 14:50 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Oct 29 09:37 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Oct 07 23:22 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Oct 04 16:11 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Oct 03 09:02 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Sep 30 13:57 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Amsterdam Island, France Sep 28 18:19 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Aug 31 19:34 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Aug 22 23:12 3.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Aug 22 14:52 3.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Aug 20 12:26 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • brest - Very weak shaking
  • Le Relecq-Kerhuon - Vers 14h30 une secousse de quelques secondes s'est faite ressentir telle une vague
  • EMSC France Jul 25 09:49 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jul 23 17:03 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jul 23 06:46 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jul 19 21:16 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jul 19 13:38 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jul 13 15:41 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jun 27 08:03 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jun 26 11:34 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jun 24 07:51 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jun 21 22:56 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jun 21 06:50 4.3 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Loudun - 5 seconds? No visible damage
  • Les Fosses - Light shaking
  • Vouhe 79310 - Very weak shaking
  • Tallud Sainte Gemme - Only a few seconds, rumbling and slight twinkling of items on table. Slight movement underfoot. Lasted only for a couple of seconds.
  • Fontevraud l’abbaye - One shake, then pause 1 sec followed by three or four short quicker shakes closer together. No damage
  • Irais - Heard the noise rather than felt anything.
  • St simeux - Very weak shaking
  • Rochefort Charente maritime - Weak shaking
  • Glenouze - Deep rumble lasting approx five seconds,no visible damage.
  • La Flotte en Re - Rattled glasses in a cabinet for 1 or 2 seconds. Over very quickly.
  • GEOFON France Jun 21 06:50 4.0 10 MAP
    USGS Vihiers, France Jun 21 06:50 4.3 3 MAP
    GEOFON France Jun 10 09:54 3.1 2 MAP
    EMSC France-germany Border Region Jun 10 09:54 2.9 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jun 05 17:35 3.6 1 MAP
    USGS Amsterdam Island, France Jun 04 01:24 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Amsterdam - Not major but definitely notable wobbling that last upwards of 30 seconds
  • EMSC France May 16 08:04 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France May 14 15:37 3.2 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France May 09 11:49 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France May 03 20:25 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France May 02 07:08 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France May 01 16:18 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Apr 29 04:47 3.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Algiers - Weak shaking
  • Ingersoll - Just felt like my whole house just shook was very minor and quick and heard a very deep low rumble. Freaked me out and my dog. Looked around outside and not a car or truck to be found.
  • EMSC France Apr 23 12:32 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Apr 13 13:55 2.9 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • 23300 - ST PRIEST LA FEUILLE - Very weak shaking
  • USGS Chevanceaux, France Apr 06 04:44 3.2 8 MAP
    EMSC France Apr 06 04:44 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Brossac - Short lived, but loud and the whole house squealed and shook.
  • Passirac - Shaking woke me and my wife at 6.45am
  • Pommiers-Moulons - Tremendous noise, the shaking was quick, maybe 3 seconds and simultaneous with the noise. In previous earthquakes the house has rocked from side to side but not today. No damage.
  • Hamlet - This morning was the 2nd one I have experienced - (Poitou Charente.) The first one 6 months or so ago, every painting in my house went sideways (they are large) and I thought the foundations of the house was collapsing. This morning's was not quite as strong as the first, although very frightening. On both occasions my two cats knew something was about to happen (before it actually did...) they ran out into the garden. But you can't escape an earthquake can you?
  • EMSC France Apr 05 06:06 3.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Apr 04 09:59 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Mar 25 21:31 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Mar 25 09:26 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Mar 24 09:08 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Mar 20 10:29 3.1 2 MAP
    USGS Montendre, France Mar 20 09:56 3.9 10 MAP
    EMSC France Mar 20 09:56 5.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ligniere-Sommeville - Rumble then a single jolt.
  • Montboyer - No secondary shaking
  • Ponteyraud - Aparte ervaring, geen angst, geen schade aan ons huis (1688) Je voelde de beving aankomen en duurde 1-2 sec
  • Périgueux - My hospital bed shook for a second or two
  • bruges - les murs du bâtiment ont bougés
  • Brossac - Moderate shaking
  • Lezay - Thought it was farm machinery, sounded like my front door was being banged closed and moderate shaking for a couple of seconds, all happened very quickly!
  • Les Essards - Het was één zware schok om 11 uur. Daarna kwam de buurvrouw vragen of wij het ook hadden gevoeld.
  • Bouliac - La secousse a duré une dizaine de secondes. J\'étais assise j\'ai senti ma chaise bouger et j\'ai entendu les meubles cogner contre le mur ou le sol. Pas de dommages physiques.
  • Angoulême - No dame, lasted about 20 seconds.
  • St Romain16210 - Thought our barn roof was about to collapse!
  • aussac-vadalle - The tremor lasted some 10-20 seconds in total. At first I thought it was the result of jets overhead but, no it wasn't.
  • Loubert - A few seconds of shaking. No damage to property but windows opened by themselves.
  • Jumilhac le grand - 6 seconds top floor perfume bottles clinked definite shaking
  • sarlat - Moderate shaking
  • Bellon - Felt like the roof had fell in - dull rumble. 5 seconds max
  • RIBERAC - La secousse a duré 4 secondes, la terre bougeait latéralement, sans à-coups. Les tremblements de terre sont très rares dans notre région (Dordogne / Périgord), les gens ont été surpris ! Selon internet, secousse magnitude 4.9 avec épicentre à Montendre (Charentes Maritimes)France.
  • Aubeterre-sur -dronne - more of rumbling and a noise, I thought there had been an explosion but a long way away
  • Les Gorces - The whole house shook at around 10 - 10.30 this morning for about 20 seconds. All of my paintings on the walls tilted sideways. My two cats were very frightened and we ran into the garden as I thought there was something wrong with the house foundations and that the house was possibly going to collapse. I gather the tremor was felt throughout the area of Charente and the Dordogne.
  • La Coquille 24450 - About 5 seconds or so. Live in 300yr old farm house.made from local stone. No apparent damage. Heard low, dull rumbling _ like as if some one had dropped a heavy object in adjoining house (no one in the house). Aware of slight movement, sufficient to move liquid in a glass on table, in the house around me.
  • Saint Aigulin - Heard loud noise like a military aircraft. Then my chimney started shaking. Only lasted a few seconds. No damage.
  • Meynard - a large boom but my neighbours roof tiles rattled
  • Saint-Auvent 87310 - It sounded as though a heavy object had fallen off my gateleg table onto the wooden floor with a bang. The leaf of the table rattled for perhaps a second or two. It was at about 11am, Wednesday 20th. Rushed out to look for damage, but none visible. Previous experience in High Wycombe c 2002
  • Criteuil la Magdeleine - 20 Mar 11am Heard rumbling and had time to think an aircraft was crashing(getting louder) then it felt like elephant running from one end of building to the other over roof tiles as they moved and house shook slightly. Pictures askew. V loud.
  • EMSC France Mar 19 23:21 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Corsica, France Mar 19 10:23 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Mar 02 13:17 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • cholet - Light shaking
  • EMSC France Mar 01 12:05 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Mar 01 09:23 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Feb 28 07:57 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Feb 27 05:59 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Feb 24 10:40 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Feb 22 15:20 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Feb 21 08:18 3.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jan 29 23:14 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jan 19 00:05 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Jan 17 06:28 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Dec 17 10:06 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ahlmen - Shit, that was fuckeed up men, me and ahmed were chilling with the boombs and it went baboom
  • EMSC Near South Coast Of France Dec 12 08:10 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Dec 07 23:36 3.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Corsica, France Dec 01 10:14 3.0 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Nov 22 10:03 3.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON France Nov 21 17:08 4.1 5 MAP
    EMSC France Nov 21 17:08 4.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lyon - I was sitting at my desk. I felt the floor shaking for 1 or 2 seconds, and heard like something falling down on the floor above my flat. Having lived in Manila (Philippines) I a used to the phenomena, and recognized it immediately.
  • EMSC France Nov 18 20:43 3.8 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Nov 17 04:05 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Nov 10 20:00 2.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Oct 27 20:05 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Allaire - Moderate shaking
  • Redon - Notre immeuble c’est mit à tremblé avec des bruits alors nous avons contacté des amis habitants à 10 15 minutes de chez nous. Eux aussi on ressenti cette secousse. La fin du monde est proche les amis 😂
  • Nivillac - Light shaking
  • Donges - Une secousse de 2 a 3 secondes.
  • Saint jacut les pins - Un gros grondement qui a fait vibrer les murs, qui ma fait penser a gros gros coup de tonnerre.
  • Crossac - Weak shaking
  • Crossac - Weak shaking
  • Sainte Anne sur Brivet - Strong shaking
  • rieux - Weak shaking
  • Avessac - Moderate shaking
  • Saint-Nazaire - J’ai d’abord cru à une voiture ou une moto qui démarrait mais c’était trop bizarre pour être ça. L’immeuble vibrait un peu Je dirai 3-4 secondes
  • crossac - Very weak shaking
  • Nivillac - Secousse ressentie pendant 2 secondes
  • Allaire - Vers 22H00, Nous avons entendus comme deux explosions sourdes, la deuxième accompagnée d\'un léger tremblement de quelques secondes.
  • Quilly - Weak shaking
  • conquereuil - Very weak shaking
  • Prinquiau - Moderate shaking
  • Nivillac - Il est 22heures 10 le 27octjobre 2018 j\'ai ressenti une vibration ma maison à trembler comme un coup de tonnerre puis une explosion très forte durée 4 seconde.
  • redon - Le sol vibre pendant 3 seconde On entend comme une explosion sous terre alors que le sol vibre encore Tout s' arête Nouvelle vibration du dol 10 seconde plus tard pendant 1 ou 2 seconde
  • EMSC France Oct 23 02:12 3.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Amsterdam Island, France Oct 18 15:18 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC France Oct 18 08:39 3.1 1 MAP I Felt It INFO

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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) ?
    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.
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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) ?
    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) ?
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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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