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Event status: disregarded [?]

Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): 6 km north of Les Sables d'Olonne, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France, Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 5:32 am (GMT +2) -

Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): 6 km north of Les Sables d\'Olonne, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France, Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 5:32 am (GMT +2) Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): 6 km north of Les Sables d\'Olonne, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France, Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 5:32 am (GMT +2)
17 Aug 03:49 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 17 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 17, 2022 03:32:03 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Aug 17, 2022 at 5:32 am (GMT +2)
Statusdisregarded
Magnitudeunknown (3?)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude46.54833°N / 1.80697°W (Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France)
Antipode46.548°S / 178.193°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceVolcanoDiscovery (User-reported shaking)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) WNW of Olonne-sur-Mer (pop: 11,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
6 km (4 mi) NNW of Les Sables d'Olonne (pop: 16,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) SSE of Bretignolles-sur-Mer (pop: 3,290) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) SSE of Saint-Hilaire (pop: 9,360) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) WSW of La Roche-sur-Yon (pop: 59,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) S of Challans (pop: 18,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) SSW of Nantes (pop: 277,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
403 km (250 mi) SW of Paris (Île-de-France) (pop: 2,138,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 16.5°C (62 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from S
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Olonne-sur-Mer, Vendée, Pays de la Loire (0 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Secousse en pleine nuit et ressenti par nous 5.. les enfants étaient en pleurs et en panique. Au début, nous avions pensé à la foudre qui était tombé pas loin mais il n'y avait plus d'orages.. nous étions en mobil-home donc et on a bien ressenti le  

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