Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - English Channel, 20 km northwest of Boulogne-sur-Mer, Hauts-de-France, on Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:47 (Europe/Paris)
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Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 16 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 30 seconds.
Local time at epicenter: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:47 (Europe/Paris)
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50.86°N / 1.42°E↗ (English Channel, France)
Antipode: 50.86°S / 178.58°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (13 mi) NW of Boulogne-sur-Mer (pop: 47,000) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SE of Folkestone (United Kingdom) (pop: 66,400) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SSE of Dover (United Kingdom) (pop: 41,700) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WSW of Calais (pop: 74,400) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SE of Ashford (United Kingdom) (pop: 62,800) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) NNW of Berck (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) WNW of Saint-Omer (pop: 18,300) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) WSW of Saint-Pol-sur-Mer (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) WSW of Dunkerque (pop: 71,300) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) NNW of Paris (pop: 2,138,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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