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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 9.3 km northwest of Albertville, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, on Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 at 6:03 pm (GMT +1) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 9.3 km northwest of Albertville, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, on Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 at 6:03 pm (GMT +1) Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 9.3 km northwest of Albertville, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, on Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 at 6:03 pm (GMT +1)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Mar 17:05 UTC: First to report: SED after 2 minutes.
12 Mar 17:30: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.2 to 9.5 km (from 7 to 5.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.2 km (2 mi) towards NW.
12 Mar 18:02: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Sat, 12 Mar 2022, 17:09
Moderate magnitude 4.2 quake hits 3 km southwest of Albertville, France early evening
4.2 quake 12 Mar 6:03 pm (GMT +1)
4.2 quake 12 Mar 6:03 pm (GMT +1)
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake near Albertville, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, was reported only 6 minutes ago by the Swiss Seismological Service (SED), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 11.2 km beneath the epicenter early evening on Saturday, March 12th, 2022, at 6:03 pm local time. 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 citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) at magnitude 4.3, and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) at magnitude 4.3.
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 Grignon (pop. 2,000) located 1 km from the epicenter, and Albertville (pop. 19,100) 3 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Seynod (pop. 18,600) located 34 km from the epicenter, Annecy (pop. 49,200) 34 km away, Annecy-le-Vieux (pop. 21,500) 35 km away, Cran-Gevrier (pop. 19,400) 35 km away, Aix-les-Bains (pop. 27,700) 36 km away, and Chambery (pop. 61,600) 36 km away.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 12, 2022 17:03:23 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Mar 12, 2022 at 6:03 pm (GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude45.7231°N / 6.2935°E (Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France)
Antipode45.723°S / 173.707°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt782 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) S of Faverges (Haute-Savoie) (pop: 6,580) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (6 mi) NW of Albertville (Savoie) (pop: 19,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SE of Seynod (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SSE of Annecy (pop: 49,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) SE of Cran-Gevrier (pop: 19,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) SSE of Annecy-le-Vieux (Haute-Savoie) (pop: 21,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) E of Aix-les-Bains (Savoie) (pop: 27,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) ENE of Chambery (pop: 61,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) E of Lyon (pop: 472,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
458 km (285 mi) SE of Paris (Île-de-France) (pop: 2,138,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 9.5°C (49 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.510 km3 Km S of Faverges, FranceUSGS
4.310 kmFranceGFZ
4.210 kmFrance: Near AnnecyRENASS
4.510 kmFranceRaspberryShake
4.45 kmFRANCEEMSC
3.810 kmFranceINGV
4.29.5 kmFrance: Annecy FSED

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Sâles 74150 (30 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : "un-natural" vibration, seemed lateral more that vertical. Not a bump, a strong low vibration, only 1 second, maybe 2s. Simultaneous infra sound. I was laid on bed and could feel it clearly. Things in the room got shaken, I could hear it. | 30 users found this interesting.  
La Lechere (24 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : Bruit intense, les portes intérieures ont vibrées pendant 2ou3 secondes. Ensuite 2 répliques vers 18h30 espacées de 2 ou 3 minutes | 25 users found this interesting.  
La Balme de Thuy (19.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Heard a loud rumble and felt air pressure change - felt like vibration throughout the house. Initially thought avalanche as we get those too but there were no signs. | 20 users found this interesting.  
Venthon (10 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : There was a serie of 4 shakings. First one was the biggest and happened at 18h04, the second one 2 minutes after, third one 10min after and 4th one 20min after | 18 users found this interesting.  
Lyon (114.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was sitting on the bed on the 5th floor and I felt my bed moving in a way it never has before | 2 users found this interesting.  
Serraval, La Sauffaz / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s : J'ai entendu un gros bruit (je croyais que c'était un gros camion qui percutait le mur) et tremblement dans le sol de bas en haut mais pas plus de 2 secondes. | One user found this interesting.  
Grigny 69520 (118.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : J etais assise sur une chaise et le sol a fait balancier de gauche à droite. C etait tres faible. J ai même cru que j avais rêvé car j ai demandé a mon compagnon et mon beau-fils qui etaient dans 2 autres pièces différentes et ils n ont rien ressen  
chambéry (36.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s : Pendant quelques secondes, l'ensemble de la maison a tremblé, les verres rangés dans le placard se sont entrechoqués...  
Aime la plagne (33.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Bruit ressemblant à une explosion suivi d une impression de deplacement de la maison du nord vers le sud  
ANNECY LE VIEUX Glaisins (24 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Secousse avec forte vibration comme suite à une explosion sans bruit aérien. Nette sensation que les éléments lourds (murs) ont subi cette vibration  
In Albertville Savoie France (28.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : AT this Time 20 hrs 22 mn à New strong earth quake happens it is freightening, ans then another one 5 mn later !!!  
38530 Pontcharra (38.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Sensation de déplacement rapide de l'appartement entier sur ma gauche, en étant face à une direction approximative située entre Montmélian et Albertville. Puis sensation immédiate de retour sur la droite (moins prononcé et moins grand). Durée tota  
Usson (230.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : J'étais dans mon canapé, au calme devant la télé, j'ai senti une légère secousse de 3s environ, mon chat a levé la tête et j'ai vu mes plantes bouger très légèrement.  
Chambéry (34.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : J'étais assise par terre et j'ai senti une onde qui traversait ma chambre. Nous habitons au 4eme étage.  
Chambery, Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (33.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : bruit d'explosion puis deux ou trois mouvements de l'immeuble sens nord sud. J'habite au 9eme étage d'un bâtiment en béton des années 1960  
Vaulx (30.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 1-2 s : Je regardais ma série sans bouger puis j'ai vu mes meubles monter et descendre. Un petit objet pour nettoyer les objectifs d'appareils photo est tombé  
Chalon sur Saône 71100 (162.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It’s the second time that I feel a shaking and as same as the first time I was leaning against a wall !  
GRENOBLE (75.3 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Agitation faible et mouvements horizontaux de l'immeuble durant quelques secondes. Nous habitons au 8ème étage. Aucun dégât.  
Geneva (55.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Slight vibrations in two waves a few seconds apart. I just felt my chair swinging back and forward with a small amplitude. The whole event took about 10 seconds or less.  
Switzerland (74.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : J’étais assise sur mon canapé, ça a tremblé et j’ai regardé le miroir qui reflète l’extérieur et l’image était floue, le reflet tremblait  
Chambery (33.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : All9nger sur le lit et les portes du placard coulissant se sont secouer. J'ai ressenti la vibration latéralement  
Lyon France (115.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : My bottle of water shaked slightly and my roof crackled a little bit as if it was the wind, I felt a little earthquake.  
Neuville-sur-Saone (113.5 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I live on the 5th floor, I was sitting on the sofa, I felt vibrations, and sounds of trembling in the corridor.  
Belley (47.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Ressenti ds l'immeuble | One user found this interesting.  
VILLEURBANNE (110.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was on the 5th floor of an apartment building in Villeurbanne, France. | One user found this interesting.  
NOVALAISE (43.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : J'ai senti le canapé trembler | One user found this interesting.  
Grenoble (74.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was laying on my bed. 2 or 3 seconds | One user found this interesting.  
La Balme de Sillingy (31.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Couch moved | One user found this interesting.  
Lausanne (91.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : A lausanne | One user found this interesting.  
Annecy Le Vieux (23.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Watching tv couch has shaken 5/6 times, during 3 seconds | One user found this interesting.  
Faverges / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : J'ai cru qu'il y avait un gros camion qui passer dans ma rue et pour ensuite penser à l'effondrement de ma toiture je suis au troisième étage d'un vieux bâtiment. Le bruit était assourdissant et tout a vibrer Même les animaux on eu peur sa a bien du  
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