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Weak mag. 1.9 earthquake - 22 km east of Argentan, Orne, Normandy, France, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 12:43 pm (GMT +2) -

Weak mag. 1.9 earthquake - 22 km east of Argentan, Orne, Normandy, France, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 12:43 pm (GMT +2) Weak mag. 1.9 earthquake - 22 km east of Argentan, Orne, Normandy, France, on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 12:43 pm (GMT +2)

Weak magnitude 1.9 earthquake at 0 km depth

20 May 10:49 UTC: First to report: RENASS after 6 minutes.
20 May 10:56: Epicenter location corrected by 8.1 km (5 mi) towards WSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 20, 2022 10:43:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, May 20, 2022 at 12:43 pm (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.9
Depth0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude48.67451°N / 0.25888°E (Orne, Normandy, France)
Antipode48.675°S / 179.741°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceRENASS (Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS))
Nearby towns and cities1 km (0 mi) SE of Godisson (pop: 101) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) NE of Sées (pop: 4,990) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) ESE of Argentan (Orne) (pop: 18,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) NNE of Alencon (Orne) (pop: 30,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) WSW of Saint-Sulpice-sur-Risle (Normandie) (pop: 1,560) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (26 mi) SE of Falaise (Calvados, Normandie) (pop: 9,110) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
105 km (65 mi) SW of Rouen (pop: 112,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
155 km (96 mi) W of Paris (Île-de-France) (pop: 2,138,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 11.7°C (53 F), humidity: 98%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 107 joules (12.4 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
1.90 kmFrance: Near Alençon (quarry Blast)RENASS

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.9, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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