Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Sat, 13 Mar 2021, 14:1914:19 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A very shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported early afternoon near Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.
3.0 quake 13 Mar 2:59 pm (GMT +1)
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Saturday 13 March 2021 at 2:59 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 2 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Lourdios-Ichère (pop. 160) located 0 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Arette (pop. 1,200) located 6 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Oloron-Sainte-Marie (pop. 12,600) located 17 km from the epicenter. In Gan (pop. 5,400, 30 km away), Billère (pop. 14,900, 36 km away), Mourenx (pop. 8,100, 36 km away), Lons (pop. 13,900, 36 km away), and Pau (pop. 82,700, 39 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: 13 Mar 2021 2:59 pm (GMT +1) local time (13 Mar 2021 13:59 GMT)
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.05°N / 0.67°W (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France)
Primary data source: EMSC
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