Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - 38 km southwest of Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, on Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 2:59 pm (GMT +1) -

Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - 38 km southwest of Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, on Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 2:59 pm (GMT +1)

Light magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 5 km depth

13 Mar 14:10 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
13 Mar 14:11: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 2.0 km (from 6.2 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.4 km (1.5 mi) towards W.
13 Mar 14:21: Magnitude recalculated from 3.0 to 2.9. Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards N.
13 Mar 15:11: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 2.0 to 5.0 km (from 1.2 to 3.1 mi).
Update Sat, 13 Mar 2021, 14:15
Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
3.0 quake 13 Mar 2:59 pm (GMT +1)
3.0 quake 13 Mar 2:59 pm (GMT +1)
A very shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported early afternoon near Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.
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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Earthquake data

Date & time: Mar 13, 2021 13:59:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Mar 13, 2021 2:59 pm (GMT +1)
Magnitude: 2.9
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.06°N / 0.67°W (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France)
Antipode: 43.06°S / 179.33°E
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) NNW of Lourdios-Ichère (pop: 160) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) SSW of Oloron Ste Marie (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) WSW of Arudy (pop: 2,420) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) WNW of Laruns (pop: 1,550) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of Lasseube (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SE of Chéraute (pop: 1,330) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SW of Billère (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) (pop: 14,900) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) SW of Pau (pop: 82,700) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) S of Bordeaux (pop: 231,800) --> See nearby quakes!
685 km (426 mi) SSW of Paris (Île-de-France) (pop: 2,138,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 13.9°C (57 F), humidity: 47%, wind: 10 m/s (20 kts) from W
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
2.95 kmPYRENEES, FranceEMSC
2.42 kmNear Pau, FranceRENASS

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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