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Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 30 km northwest of Beauvais, Oise, Hauts-de-France, on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 12:47 pm (GMT +2) -

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 30 km northwest of Beauvais, Oise, Hauts-de-France, on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 12:47 pm (GMT +2) Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - 30 km northwest of Beauvais, Oise, Hauts-de-France, on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 12:47 pm (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 5 km depth

12 May 10:49 UTC: First to report: RENASS after 3 minutes.
12 May 10:56: Magnitude recalculated from 3.1 to 3.0. Epicenter location corrected by 4.5 km (2.8 mi) towards ESE.
Update Thu, 12 May 2022, 10:54
Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes near Beauvais, Oise, Hauts-de-France, France
3.1 quake 12 May 12:47 pm (GMT +2)
3.1 quake 12 May 12:47 pm (GMT +2)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 occurred around noon on Thursday, May 12th, 2022, at 12:47 pm local time near Beauvais, Oise, Hauts-de-France, France, as reported by France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 5 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 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 Saint-Thibault (pop. 210) located 5 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Forges-les-Eaux (pop. 3,800) located 19 km from the epicenter, Gournay-en-Bray (pop. 6,400) 22 km away, Milly-sur-Thérain (pop. 1,600) 24 km away, Neufchâtel-en-Bray (pop. 5,400) 26 km away, and Saint-Germer-de-Fly (pop. 1,800) 26 km away. In Beauvais (pop. 53,400, 34 km away), and Amiens (pop. 143,100, 44 km away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 12, 2022 10:47:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, May 12, 2022 at 12:47 pm (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude49.65635°N / 1.84404°E (Oise, Hauts-de-France, France)
Antipode49.656°S / 178.156°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceRENASS (Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS))
Nearby towns and cities1 km (1 mi) ESE of Broquiers (pop: 232) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) NNE of Gournay-en-Bray (Seine-Maritime, Normandy) (pop: 6,450) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) ENE of Forges-les-Eaux (Normandy) (pop: 3,780) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) NW of Beauvais (pop: 53,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) ESE of Neufchâtel-en-Bray (Normandy) (pop: 5,420) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) N of Serifontaine (pop: 2,750) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) S of Airaines (pop: 2,130) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (26 mi) SW of Amiens (pop: 143,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) NNW of Paris (Île-de-France) (pop: 2,138,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
139 km (86 mi) SW of Lille (pop: 228,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 16.6°C (62 F), humidity: 61%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.05 kmFrance: Near AmiensRENASS

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