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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Chatelaillon-Plage in France

Earthquake location 46.0753S, -1.2014WA 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km W of Chatelaillon-Plage, France.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -1.2014° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 46.0753° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km W of Chatelaillon-Plage, France Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-28 06:46:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-28 07:09:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 285 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.067 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10005c3r Id of event.
Event Code 10005c3r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005c3r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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