Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - France on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 at 10:29 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.0 quake France 20 March 09:56 UTC, which had occurred 33 minutes earlier.
Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake  - France on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 at 10:29 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 2 km depth

20 Mar 10:38 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Mar 2019 10:29:57 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.3°N / 0.31°W (France)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SW of Touvérac (pop: 590)
23 km (14 mi) SW of Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire (Charente) (pop: 5,180)
33 km (20 mi) NW of Coutras (Gironde) (pop: 7,680)
43 km (27 mi) N of Libourne (Gironde) (pop: 24,200)
45 km (28 mi) S of Cognac (pop: 20,900)
53 km (33 mi) SW of Angoulême (Charente) (pop: 49,500)
55 km (34 mi) NE of Bordeaux (Gironde) (pop: 231,800)
444 km (276 mi) SW of Paris (pop: 2,138,600)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.12 kmFranceEMSC
M 2.95 kmFRANCE - 34km de La CouronneRENASS

User reports for this quake (31)

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Excideuil Dordogne (122.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Bed shaking
31.4 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Our whole house shook
Copenhagen / Light shaking (MMI IV)
St martin de coux (23.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Les Salles Lavauguyon 87440 (194.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : House shook and we thought maybe a large truck was outside. Ornaments and glasses continued to shake. We thought part of a wall on our old small barn had fallen down as it had in the past.
Traversay (Chaunay) 86510 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : our house was shaking a little bit and we had no idea what it was … i went outside to see what it could be but there was nothing special- we could only think it"s a shake.
Branceilles 19500 (143.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Aizet 16140 (70.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Rumbling sound and 1st floor shaking.
St Yrieix sous Aixe / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Le Dorat Haute Vienne / Light shaking (MMI IV) : One slight shake, followed about 10 secs later by 2 or 3 shakes over 4 or 5 seconds,I was in bed! felt like dog had jumped onto it. About equal to the April 2016, 5.2 quake epicentered near La Rochelle, despite being much lower Richter.
Blanquefort, gironde / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I heard loud boom and apartment shook, only noticed because i was sitting on couch with feet on table. I thought someone had hit our building with a big truck because of the noise.
St Yrieix sous Aixe (123.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : There was a bang, followed by a second of slight vibration. Then a pause, followed by about five seconds of light shaking
Marminac 46250 northern Lot France / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Beams started making cracking noises floor and sofa began shaking for 4 or 5 seconds, my wife who was outside did not notice the vibrations. .
Bordeaux / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rioux Martin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Chalais - Up scaffolding, felt the scaffolding shake for no reason.
51.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
57.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Montcléra / Light shaking (MMI IV) : While house shook but not enough to dislodge anything. 5-10 seconds from start to finish
Indoors, appartment, Bordeaux (33000) (55.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Noticed slight trembling in apartment for about 2-3 seconds, dog noticed vibrations but was seemingly unfazed. Coffee on desk vibrated slightly. It felt more like a heavy vehicle driving past at speed, only noticed due to quiet and calm room conditions. Passers-by on street below seemingly unaware.
154.3 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was treating a client this morning when I felt an initial tremor up through my chair and into lower back sometimebetween 10.45and 11.00. A few seconds later objects and light furniture started shaking, plant leaves shaking quite strongly. Almost an MMI IV. Lasted a few seconds. Client on massage table felt it, too. First time I've ever experienced that here.
86350 Château Garnier / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Lisle 24350 Dordogne / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting on the floor in yoga class. Felt tremors, windows rattled, building shook.
7.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Messac 17130 (6.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Very loud bang as though something fell on the property
Boisserolles, France / not felt : Heard the windows rattling for about 30 seconds
Saint-yrieix-la-perche / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The apartment building shook for a few seconds, I thought it was some roadwork or a military plane passing by.
Lezay / Light shaking (MMI IV)
marval / Weak shaking (MMI III) : sound and move (reported through our app)
Cahors / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Maison à craque
Angouleme / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I'm working at the 2nd floor in an open space. We all felt a sudden shaking. Some thought it was a plane breaking the sound barrier, but seeing this info it most likely was due to the earthquake. No damage, juste a 5s long vibration. Not enough to make objects fall from tables, but enough to scare most of us.
Villejoubert (France, 68 km NE of epicenter) : Nee (reported through EMSC)
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