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Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 15 km south of Lavelanet, Ariège, Occitanie, France, on Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 at 10:10 pm (GMT +1) -

Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 15 km south of Lavelanet, Ariège, Occitanie, France, on Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 at 10:10 pm (GMT +1) Minor mag. 1.6 earthquake - 15 km south of Lavelanet, Ariège, Occitanie, France, on Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 at 10:10 pm (GMT +1)

Minor magnitude 1.6 earthquake at 2 km depth

13 Nov 21:14 UTC: First to report: RENASS after 4 minutes.
14 Nov 09:21: Magnitude recalculated from 1.8 to 1.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 1.5 km (from 3.1 to 0.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.2 km (2.6 mi) towards N.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 13, 2022 21:10:02 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Nov 13, 2022 at 10:10 pm (GMT +1)
Depth1.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude42.80616°N / 1.89615°E (Aude, Occitanie, France)
Antipode42.806°S / 178.104°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt2 reports
Primary data sourceRENASS (Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS))
Nearest volcanoOlot Field (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities1 km (1 mi) SSE of Comus (pop: 43) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) NNE of Ax-les-Thermes (pop: 1,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) SSE of Lavelanet (Ariège) (pop: 7,380) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) E of Tarascon-sur-Ariège (pop: 3,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) WSW of Quillan (pop: 3,890) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) SE of Foix (Ariège) (pop: 9,860) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) SSE of Toulouse (pop: 433,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
674 km (419 mi) S of Paris (Île-de-France) (pop: 2,138,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 5.6°C (42 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from S
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

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.
1.61.5 kmFrance: Near CarcassonneRENASS
2.312 kmFrance: PYRENEESEMSC
2.310 kmFrance: PyreneesRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake (2)

At magnitude 1.6, such a quake wouldn't normally be felt by people, but could be recorded instrumentally.
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near Ax-les-Thermes, Ariège, Occitanie (2.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Une détonation | 2 users found this interesting.  
Dans ma maison à Camurac 11 (2.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Oui Fort bruit d'explosion qui on fait trembler les vitres.  

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