Mag. 2.7 earthquake - France on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 at 15:08 (GMT)

Mag. 2.7 earthquake  - France on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 at 15:08 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 2 km depth

20 Mar 15:14 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
Mar 20 15:26: Magnitude recalculated from 2.8 to 2.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 5.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 10.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 2.0 km.
Date & time: 20 Mar 2019 03:08:04 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 2.7
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 45.34°N / 0.23°W (France)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SSW of Touvérac (pop: 590)
14 km (9 mi) W of Brossac (pop: 546)
16 km (10 mi) SSW of Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire (Charente) (pop: 5,180)
18 km (11 mi) WSW of Brie-sous-Barbezieux (pop: 128)
41 km (25 mi) SSE of Cognac (pop: 20,900)
45 km (28 mi) SW of Angoulême (Charente) (pop: 49,500)
62 km (39 mi) NNE of Bordeaux (Gironde) (pop: 231,800)
437 km (271 mi) SSW of Paris (pop: 2,138,600)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 108 joules (197 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 2.72 kmFranceEMSC
M 2.95 kmFRANCE - 34km de CoutrasRENASS

User reports for this quake (4)

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210.3 km S of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : A sound never herd before like a scraping chair
Villefagnan 16240 / not felt
Saint-Sulpice d’Excideuil / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was awoken from a nap. I thought it was someone running vigorously down the adjoining corridor.
Manzac sur Vern 24110 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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