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Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 28 km west of Valencia, Drôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 8:16 am (GMT +2) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 28 km west of Valencia, Drôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 8:16 am (GMT +2) Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 28 km west of Valencia, Drôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, on Monday, Sep 26, 2022 at 8:16 am (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 12 km depth

26 Sep 06:24 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
Update Mon, 26 Sep 2022, 06:30

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake 28 km west of Valencia, France

4.7 quake 26 Sep 8:16 am (GMT +2)
4.7 quake 26 Sep 8:16 am (GMT +2)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.7 quake in France near Valencia, Droma, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, only 14 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the morning on Monday, September 26th, 2022, at 8:16 am local time at a shallow depth of 12 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.7 as well.
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 Lamastre (pop. 2,700) located 11 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Bourg-lès-Valence (pop. 19,800) located 27 km from the epicenter, Valencia (pop. 63,900) 28 km away, Annonay (pop. 18,400) 40 km away, Montelimar (pop. 35,600) 40 km away, Romans-sur-Isère (pop. 35,000) 44 km away, and St Étienne (pop. 176,300) 62 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Grenoble (pop. 158,600) located 96 km from the epicenter, and Lyon (pop. 472,300) 98 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 26, 2022 06:16:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Sep 26, 2022 at 8:16 am (GMT +2)
Depth12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude44.89°N / 4.56°E (Ardèche, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France)
Antipode44.89°S / 175.44°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoChaîne des Puys (159 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities11 km (7 mi) S of Lamastre (pop: 2,670) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) WSW of Bourg-lès-Valence (pop: 19,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) W of Valencia (pop: 63,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) NNW of Montelimar (pop: 35,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) WSW of Romans-sur-Isère (Drôme) (pop: 35,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (38 mi) SSE of St Étienne (pop: 176,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) SSW of Lyon (pop: 472,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
472 km (293 mi) SSE of Paris (Île-de-France) (pop: 2,138,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 6.5°C (44 F), humidity: 92%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
4.712 kmFranceRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Grafenberg, Germany (GRFO/IU network) | Distance from quake: 732 km / 455 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Grafenberg, Germany: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (6)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Pontault-Combault, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France (460.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
cap d'ail (260.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Grillon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (62.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Jullianges / not felt (reported through our app)
Plaissan 34 / not felt (reported through our app)
Munzingen / not felt (reported through our app)

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