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Mag. 1.8 quake - 17 km northeast of Issoire, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, on Monday, Feb 12, 2024, at 01:49 pm (Paris time) -

A light magnitude 1.8 earthquake hit 17.1 km (11 mi) away from Issoire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes,  France, around noon of Monday, Feb 12, 2024 at 1.49 pm local time (Europe/Paris GMT +1). The quake had a very shallow depth of 0 km (0 mi) and was too small to be felt by people.

Mag. 1.8 quake - 17 km northeast of Issoire, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, on Monday, Feb 12, 2024, at 01:49 pm (Paris time) Mag. 1.8 quake - 17 km northeast of Issoire, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, on Monday, Feb 12, 2024, at 01:49 pm (Paris time)

Minor magnitude 1.8 earthquake at 0 km depth

12 Feb 12:56 UTC: First to report: RENASS after 7 minutes.
12 Feb 13:28: Magnitude recalculated from 2.1 to 1.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 0.0 km (from 3.1 to 0 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.9 km (1.8 mi) towards SE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 12, 2024 12:49:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Feb 12, 2024, at 01:49 pm (Europe/Paris GMT +1)
StatusConfirmed (manually revised)
Magnitude1.8
Depth0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude45.6328°N / 3.4292°E Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Seismic antipode45.6328°S / 176.571°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceRENASS (Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS))
Nearest volcanoChaîne des Puys (39 km / 24 mi)
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 8.6°C (47 F), humidity: 58%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 107 joules (8.78 kilowatt hours) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town where the quake might have been felt is Saint-Jean-des-Ollières, a town with 425 inhabitants in France, in 1.4 km (0.9 mi) distance north of the epicenter. People likely experienced weak shaking there. In the capital of  France, Paris, 367 km (228 mi) away from the epicenter, the earthquake could not be felt.
The following table shows some of the places that might have been affected (or not) by the shaking.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
1 km (1 mi)
N of epicenter
Saint-Jean-des-Ollières
(pop: 425)
III: Weak
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
12 km (8 mi)
NW of epicenter
Billom
(pop: 4,470)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
14 km (9 mi)
W of epicenter
Vic-le-Comte
(pop: 4,590)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
16 km (10 mi)
NE of epicenter
Corpeira
(pop: 4,920)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
17 km (10 mi)
E of epicenter
Olliergues
(pop: 984)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
17 km (11 mi)
SW of epicenter
Issoire
(pop: 16,000)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
18 km (11 mi)
S of epicenter
Vernet-la-Varenne
(pop: 749)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
21 km (13 mi)
NW of epicenter
Cournon-d’Auvergne
(pop: 18,800)
I: Not felt
22 km (14 mi)
NW of epicenter
Cournon-d'Auvergne
(pop: 18,800)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
22 km (14 mi)
N of epicenter
Lezoux
(pop: 5,170)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
24 km (15 mi)
W of epicenter
Champeix
(pop: 1,250)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
26 km (16 mi)
S of epicenter
Brassac-les-Mines
(pop: 3,570)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
26 km (16 mi)
E of epicenter
Ambert
(pop: 7,900)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
27 km (16 mi)
N of epicenter
Thiers
(pop: 13,700)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
28 km (17 mi)
NW of epicenter
Aubière
(pop: 11,100)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
30 km (19 mi)
NW of epicenter
Beaumont
(pop: 12,300)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
31 km (19 mi)
NW of epicenter
Augustonemetum
(pop: 147,900)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
32 km (20 mi)
NW of epicenter
Chamalières
(pop: 20,300)
I: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
33 km (21 mi)
N of epicenter
Maringues
(pop: 2,630)
: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
34 km (21 mi)
SE of epicenter
Arlon
(pop: 1,900)
: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
36 km (22 mi)
W of epicenter
Aydat
(pop: 1,710)
: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
38 km (24 mi)
S of epicenter
Brioude
(pop: 7,450)
: Not felt
Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
38 km (24 mi)
NW of epicenter
Riom
(pop: 20,100)
: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
41 km (25 mi)
W of epicenter
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
(pop: 1,640)
: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
43 km (27 mi)
N of epicenter
Randan
(pop: 1,480)
: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
45 km (28 mi)
NE of epicenter
Saint-Just-en-Chevalet
(pop: 1,350)
: Not felt
Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
46 km (29 mi)
SW of epicenter
Massiac
(pop: 1,840)
: Not felt
Departement du Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
47 km (29 mi)
NW of epicenter
Aigueperse
(pop: 2,610)
: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
47 km (29 mi)
E of epicenter
Boën-sur-Lignon
(pop: 3,160)
: Not felt
Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
47 km (29 mi)
SE of epicenter
Craponne-sur-Arzon
(pop: 2,790)
: Not felt
Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
48 km (30 mi)
S of epicenter
Paulhaguet
(pop: 1,040)
: Not felt
Haute-Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
48 km (30 mi)
NW of epicenter
Saint-Ours
(pop: 1,430)
: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
48 km (30 mi)
N of epicenter
Saint-Yorre
(pop: 2,900)
: Not felt
Allier, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
49 km (30 mi)
W of epicenter
Le Mont-Dore
(pop: 1,790)
: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
50 km (31 mi)
E of epicenter
Montbrison
(pop: 16,200)
: Not felt
Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
57 km (35 mi)
NW of epicenter
Saint-Georges-de-Mons
(pop: 2,380)
: Not felt
Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
66 km (41 mi)
NE of epicenter
Riorges
(pop: 10,800)
: Not felt
Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
67 km (42 mi)
NE of epicenter
Roanne
(pop: 39,800)
: Not felt
Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
111 km (69 mi)
E of epicenter
Lyon
(pop: 472,300)
: Not felt
Departement du Rhone, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
367 km (228 mi)
N of epicenter
Paris
(pop: 2,138,600)
: Not felt
Region Ile-de-France
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

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Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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.
Mag Depth Time GMT
2024-02-12
Epicenter Agency
1.8 0 km
0 mi
12:49:12 France: Near Cournon-d'Auvergne RENASS (Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS))
2.1 5 km
3.1 mi
12:49:13 France
2.9 km (1.8 mi) epicenter difference with RENASS
EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)

Seismograms

Seismic station: Tunnel de Badole - Saint Sauveur en Rue, France (SSB/G network) | Distance from quake: 95 km / 59 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tunnel de Badole - Saint Sauveur en Rue, France: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 4,200 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 0.06 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 16.7 years)
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 5 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 54 quakes per year
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 386 quakes per year (or 32.2 quakes per month)
The area where this quake occurred has a moderate level of seismic activity. However, It has had at least 3 quakes above magnitude 4 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 15 to 20 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

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