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Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 15 km northeast of Lorient, Morbihan, Bretagne, France, on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 at 1:13 pm (GMT +2) -

Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 15 km northeast of Lorient, Morbihan, Bretagne, France, on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 at 1:13 pm (GMT +2) Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 15 km northeast of Lorient, Morbihan, Bretagne, France, on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022 at 1:13 pm (GMT +2)

Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 0 km depth

29 Sep 11:49 UTC: First to report: RENASS after 36 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 29, 2022 11:13:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Sep 29, 2022 at 1:13 pm (GMT +2)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude1.6
Depth0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude47.8627°N / 3.26974°W (Morbihan, Bretagne, France)
Antipode47.863°S / 176.73°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceRENASS (Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS))
Nearby towns and cities4 km (3 mi) S of Lanvaudan (Brittany) (pop: 781) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
6 km (4 mi) N of Hennebont (Brittany) (pop: 14,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (8 mi) NNE of Lanester (Morbihan) (pop: 24,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) NNE of Lorient (pop: 58,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) NE of Ploemeur (pop: 20,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) E of Quimperlé (pop: 12,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) WSW of Rennes (pop: 209,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
430 km (267 mi) WSW of Paris (Île-de-France) (pop: 2,138,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 15.4°C (60 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 107 joules (4.4 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
1.60 kmFrance: Near Lorient (quarry Blast)RENASS

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 1.6, 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.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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