A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Vihiers in France on Friday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:50:54 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/06/19 / 2019-06-21 06:50:54 / June 21, 2019 @ 6:50 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000443c. Unique identifier: us6000443c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3.36 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -0.5973 West, latitude 47.1716 North, depth = 3.36 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ballan-Miré, Monts, Migné-Auxances (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, France (c. 64 768 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Nantes (c. 277 300 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Angers (c. 168 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Roche-sur-Yon (c. 59 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Cholet (c. 53 200 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Saint-Herblain (c. 46 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Rezé (c. 39 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km WNW of Vihiers, France. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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