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.
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