Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - English Channel, 64 km north of Saint-Jean-sur-Mer, France, on Wednesday, October 6, 1999 at 16:26 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 1 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 50.06°N / 0.27°E↗ (English Channel, France)
Antipode: 50.06°S / 179.73°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (20 mi) NNW of Saint-Pierre-en-Port (pop: 822) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NNW of Fécamp (Seine-Maritime) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) N of Montivilliers (pop: 16,700) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) WNW of Dieppe (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) N of Franciscopolis (pop: 186,000) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NW of Mont-Saint-Aignan (pop: 23,100) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) NW of Rouen (pop: 112,800) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NW of Sotteville-lès-Rouen (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) NW of Saint-Etienne (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) NW of Paris (pop: 2,138,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.6||1 km||English Channel (France)||USGS|
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