Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 28 km south of Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, on Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 9:54 am (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 28 km south of Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, on Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 9:54 am (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 1 km depth

24 Apr 07:57 UTC: First to report: IGN after 3 minutes.
24 Apr 08:17: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 1.0 km (from 3.1 to 0.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3 km (1.9 mi) towards N.
Update Sat, 24 Apr 2021, 08:03
Magnitude 3.0 earthquake strikes near Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
3.0 quake 24 Apr 9:54 am (GMT +2)
3.0 quake 24 Apr 9:54 am (GMT +2)
Spain's Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) reported a magnitude 3.0 quake in France near Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, only 9 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Saturday 24 April 2021 at 9:54 am local time at a very shallow depth of 5 km. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 2.9 earthquake. A third agency, France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS), reported the same quake at magnitude 2.7.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Bilhères (pop. 170) located 2 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Arudy (pop. 2,400) located 7 km from the epicenter, Laruns (pop. 1,500) 8 km away, and Oloron-Sainte-Marie (pop. 12,600) 20 km away. In Billère (pop. 14,900, 29 km away), Lons (pop. 13,900, 30 km away), Pau (pop. 82,700, 31 km away), and Lourdes (pop. 15,800, 35 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Apr 24, 2021 07:54:16 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 9:54 am (GMT +2)
Magnitude: 3
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 43.0761°N / 0.4719°W (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France)
Antipode: 43.076°S / 179.528°E
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NW of Bilhères (pop: 173) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) SSE of Ogeu-les-Bains (pop: 1,110) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) SE of Oloron Ste Marie (pop: 12,600) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SW of Nay (pop: 3,530) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SSW of Billère (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) (pop: 14,900) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) S of Lons (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SSW of Pau (pop: 82,700) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) W of Lourdes (Occitanie) (pop: 15,800) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) S of Bordeaux (pop: 231,800) --> See nearby quakes!
678 km (422 mi) SSW of Paris (Île-de-France) (pop: 2,138,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 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.
3.01 kmSW ARUDY.FRA, FranceIGN
2.82 kmNear Pau, FranceRENASS
3.55 kmPYRENEES, FranceEMSC

User reports for this quake (2)

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BUZIET / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Faible tremblement, mais bruit sourd  
OGEU LES BAINS (8.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : Une légère vibration (comme le passage d'un camion) suivie d'un bruit d'explosition (comme un avion passant le mur du son)  
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