Minor earthquake - France on December 12, 2013

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Magnitude : 3.2

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2013-12-12 03:22:12

GMT/UTC Time : 2013-12-12 02:22:12

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 13 km

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC France Dec 12 02:22 3.2 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Plouzane - A 3h22 nouveau grondement. de faible importance
  • Plouzane - Un peu avant minuit et a 3h20 environ, grondement assez fort, tremblement des fenetres.
  • Brest - 2eme en moins de 4h, moins violent que le 1er
  • Brest - Deuxieme secoussse à environ 3h25, faible secousse + léger grondement... pas de dégats
  • Brest - Nouveau tremblement de terre vers 3h30, là encore bruit sourd et des vibrations, moins fort que le precedent. Surprenant quand meme ...
  • Brest - Aucun dégât.
  • Brest - Grondement sourd à 23h49 local.Tremblement des vitres et craquement du plancher. Réplique vers 3h20,réveillant. Inquiétant
  • Bohars - A Bohars, première secousse a 23h50, bien ressentie, suivie de bruits très forts (gaz enflammé ?) pendant quelques minutes. Deuxième secousse moins forte a 3h24.
  • lanrivoare - Similar noise as previous quake earlier this evening ie sounded like airplane passing close by but not as loud. No shaking this time either.
  • Brest - Les murs de l'appartement ont tremblés vers 3h30 , ai été réveillé par une secousse de 5 secondes qui fait peur.
  • Brest - My bed shook while i was in it. It woke me.
  • BREST - se supone que en este lado de francia no habido temblores ni terremotos hace muchos años que esta pasando en el mundo
  • brest - Brest 3h23 second earthquake. I was sleeping but i felt it.... smaller than the earthquake ok 23h52
  • BREST - A 23h50, ma fille a senti et vu son lit bouger (grosse frayeur!), et moi j'ai été réveillée à 3h20 par une autre secousse (avec l'impression d'avoir un très gros avion au décollage sous ma fenêtre!)
  • brest - mon fils ma réveillé a 3h30 du matin
  • Brest - Un grondement et de fortes vibrations.
  • Brest - Un peu avant 23H50, tout s'est mis à trembler violemment pendant quelques secondes
  • Brest - mon fils la ressenti a 3h30
  • Brest - Une grande secousse qui a fait trembler les murs, les meubles...
  • Crozon - Grondement puis l'impression que le sol bouge
  • Brest - grondement assez fort pendant 1 (?) seconde suivi de vibrations faibles pendant environ 10 secondes
  • Saint Pabu - There was a deep but faint growling, then house shook.
  • Brest - J'ai entendu une grande déflagration. Mon lit a tremblé et ma fille de un an a été déplacée au point de se cogner la tête dans le haut de son lit.
  • Lanrivoaré - 23h50,réveillé par un fort bruit de roulement venant en s'amplifiant, puis secouer dans mon lit de la gauche vers la droite,les murs ont craqué. très peur
  • Plouguin - bruit sourd puis tremblement de la maison pendant quelque seconde!
  • Brest - There was a weird rumbling noise that accompanied the shaking.
  • PLOUZANE - bruit sourd de quelques secondes


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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) ?
    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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