A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Chatelaillon-Plage in France on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -1.2014° West, latitude 46.0753° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 08:46:50 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us10005c3r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005c3r. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 06:46:50 / April 28, 2016 @ 6:46 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, France (c. 64 768 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 11 km (7 miles) from La Rochelle (c. 76 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from La Roche-sur-Yon (c. 59 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Niort (c. 54 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Saintes (c. 29 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Rochefort (c. 29 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cognac (c. 20 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Les Herbiers (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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