Minor earthquake - France on April 6, 2013

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Magnitude : 3

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-04-06 22:49:06

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-04-06 20:49:06

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 5 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Switzerland Apr 06 22:02 2.3 0 MAP
GEOFON France Apr 06 20:49 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS France Apr 06 20:49 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Annecy - The appartment (5th floor of old building) moved once and then moved back, then settled.ie a single square wave. Appartment timbers braced and returned to normal position. No further aftershocks felt. We were abou 3klms from epicentre.
  • EMSC France Apr 06 20:49 3.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cran Gevrier - Secousse rapide.
  • Annecy - Cinq secondes de secousses comme si l'on était bercer. Senti en étant allongée.
  • Annecy - un gros boum fauteuil qui a bouger et vitres qui on vibrer
  • Epagny - Sensation d'une énorme armoire qui tombe par terre mais avec les murs en béton qui tremblent... Impressionnant ! Très court : 2 ou 3 secondes. Juste le temps de se demander qu'est-ce qu'il se passe. Connu dans la région mais toujours aussi surprenant.
  • annecy - tremblement ou explosion ? Cest un tre
  • Annecy - Secousse courte de 2 à 3 secondes mais relativement intense
  • Annecy - Leger balancier dans le salon a se demander ce qu'il se passe. 2 a 3 sec, aussi ressenti par les chats
  • meythet - Grosse explosion avec une intense vibration. J ai cru que l appartement de mon voisin avait été soufflé par une explosion.
  • ANNECY - BALLANCEMENT LUSTRE
  • Annecy - Lampes et télé qui bougent, sensation de tremblement assez longue (5-6 sec). Le chat est déboussolé !
  • poisy - secousse 1 seconde
  • Meythet - Sensation de gros boum également, très court et assez intense
  • Annecy le vieux - tres courte secousse de moins d'une seconde qui ont fait trembler les murs de la vieilles maison
  • Meythet - Secousse très brève, comme un choc unique, meuble et sol qui ont bien tremblés
  • Pringy - Les murs et les vitres ont tremblé. Comme si une petite explosion avait eu lieu dehors.
  • Sillingy - Un gros boum, une seconde et c'est tout !
  • Meythet - gros bruit d'explosion et secousse brève mais forte
  • Carrefour Annecy - En train de jouer sur mon PC, le casque sur les oreilles, et le sol qui se déplace sous mes pieds, ça surprend! Secousse de 3sec grand max et 20 minutes à essayer de trouver d'où ça venait...
  • Annecy - un bruit sourd comme une explosion en dessous de nous, nous avons tout de suite pensé à un tremblement de terre (nous en avons connu un à phuket l'an dernier) nous sommes sorties de l'immeuble et d'autres personnes étaient en alerte à leurs fenêtres, balcons ou dehors.
  • Epagny - Je savais presque tout de suite: Tremblement de terre, comme en 1996. Le meme frison.
  • Epagny - secousse forte , bruit sourd , comme un coup de canon, 2" pas plus, mouvement lateral, pas de coupure de courant
  • Annecy - It lasted 10-15 seconds. I live in the 4th floor of a building at 5 minutes from the lake. I was seated in my couch and felt it from beneath and saw my walls move.
  • Poisy - Secousse retenti avec un bruit sourd pendant 2 ou 3 secondes.
  • Annecy - It was a sudden jolt. I originally thought there has been a nearby explosion. I went outside to look and saw several people also leaving their homes looking confused.
  • Pringy - deux secousses séparées par 1 seconde avec les vitres et les murs qui tremblent.
  • Marcellaz-Albanais - j'ai surtout entendu un bruit très bref et sourd, comme une explosion, et les portes fenêtres du salon où je me trouvais ont vibré
  • St Martin Vésubie, France - A boom like thunder and the room shook a little
  • St Martin Vésubie, France - At 05.10 in the morning today - A boom like thunder and the room shook a little.
  • Metz-Tessy - Bruit sourd comme une explosion. Adossé à un mur à ce moment là, il a vibré d'une façon impensable avec une amplitude que je n'aurai jamais imaginé. Bien plus fort qu'un simple tremblement. PLusieurs personnes dans les couloirs recherchaient une explosion dans l'immeuble. Secousse et bruit ~10s
  • Annecy - Sounded like somthing big fell somewhere in the buildning and a bit of wall shaking.
  • Annecy old town - In bed reading, bed wobbled like large truck had passed/ or door had been heavily slammed, but without any noise. My husband was watching the TV and came into bedroom asking if I had felt it. we live in an old building on the 2nd floor in an apartment.
  • Meythet - Vibrations coming from far and ready after one explosion with moving felt (estimated displacement at 3 cm) in the direction of epicentre. Distance from epicentre: ~1.1 km

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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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