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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Vihiers in France

Earthquake location 47.1716S, -0.5973WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -0.5973° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 47.1716° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WNW of Vihiers, France Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-06-21 06:50:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-21 07:07:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 60 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 284 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 2.114 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us6000443c Id of event.
Event Code 6000443c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000443c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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