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Latest quakes in or near Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France - list, stats and map

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Mag. 1.8 earthquake 24 km west of Villefranche-sur-Saone, France - 8 hours ago
Strongest past 30 daysMag. 2.6 Jura, 23 km west of Pontarlier, France - Feb 22, 2024 - 7 days ago
Updated: Feb 29, 2024 18:35 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France, in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake in or near Saône-et-Loire, find out which quakes are happening right now!

Number of quakes per year

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In the past 24 hours, Saône-et-Loire has had one quake of magnitude 1.8.

In the past 30 days, Saône-et-Loire has had 25 quakes of magnitudes up to 2.6:

  • 2 quakes above magnitude 2
  • 23 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
Strongest: Mag. 2.6 Earthquake Jura, 23 km W of Pontarlier, France -
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Showing all recent or significant quakes in the past 30 days, magnitude 0 or higher, within up to 50 km (31 mi) distance (38 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Feb 29, 11:58 am (Paris)
Feb 29, 10:58 GMT

1.8

0 km
14 km (8.7 mi) to the S 24 km west of Villefranche-sur-Saone, France More
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 GMT (2 quakes)
Feb 28, 01:31 pm (Paris)
Feb 28, 12:31 GMT

1.4

0 km
2.5 km south of La Clayette, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France More
Feb 28, 09:47 am (Paris)
Feb 28, 08:47 GMT

1.4

0 km
36 km (22 mi) to the S 21 km south of Roanne, Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France More
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 GMT (3 quakes)
Feb 27, 12:12 pm (Paris)
Feb 27, 11:12 GMT

1.8

0 km
35 km (22 mi) to the NW 4.8 km southwest of Corbigny, Nièvre, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France More
Feb 27, 12:11 pm (Paris)
Feb 27, 11:11 GMT

1.6

5 km
5 km (3.1 mi) to the N 17 km west of Beaune, Cote d'Or, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France More
Feb 27, 11:57 am (Paris)
Feb 27, 10:57 GMT

1.7

0 km
19 km northwest of Mâcon, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France More
Friday, February 23, 2024 GMT (3 quakes)
Feb 23, 12:18 pm (Paris)
Feb 23, 11:18 GMT

1.7

0 km
14 km (8.7 mi) to the S Departement du Rhone, 25 km east of Roanne, Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France More
Feb 23, 11:57 am (Paris)
Feb 23, 10:57 GMT

1.6

0 km
18 km northwest of Mâcon, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France More
Feb 23, 11:47 am (Paris)
Feb 23, 10:47 GMT

1.8

0 km
13 km north of Mâcon, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France 1 reportMore
Thursday, February 22, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 22, 11:02 am (Paris)
Feb 22, 10:02 GMT

2.6

5 km
46 km (29 mi) to the E Jura, 23 km west of Pontarlier, France More
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 GMT (2 quakes)
Feb 21, 12:05 pm (Paris)
Feb 21, 11:05 GMT

1.6

0 km
19 km west of Mâcon, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.2 x 109 joules (347 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.299 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Tunnel de Badole - Saint Sauveur en Rue, France (SSB/G network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tunnel de Badole - Saint Sauveur en Rue, France: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 1,300 quakes on average per year in or near Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France:
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 50 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 0.32 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 3.1 years)
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 7.1 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 43 quakes per year
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 129 quakes per year (or 10.8 quakes per month)
Saône-et-Loire has relatively few earthquakes. However, Saône-et-Loire has had at least 4 quakes above magnitude 4 since 2014, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 1 to 5 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France, by magnitude

7 days
30 days
90 days
365 days
3 years
10 years
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Mag
 
Number of quakes (7 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
-
no quakes Mag 3 or higher
below M2
7 quakes
(100%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (25 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
-
no quakes Mag 3 or higher
2+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (8%)
below M2
23 quakes
(92%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (57 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
-
no quakes Mag 3 or higher
2+
16 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (28.07%)
below M2
41 quakes
(71.93%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (256 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
1 quake
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (0.39%)
2+
38 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (14.84%)
below M2
217 quakes
(84.77%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (748 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
1 quake
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.13%)
3+
7 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (0.94%)
2+
102 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (13.64%)
below M2
638 quakes
(85.29%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (1,318 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (0.23%)
3+
69 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (5.24%)
2+
367 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (27.85%)
below M2
879 quakes
(66.69%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 24 hours1 quake1------
Past 7 days7 quakes7------
Past 30 days25 quakes232-----
Past 90 days57 quakes4116-----
Past 365 days256 quakes216381----
Past 3 years748 quakes63410271---
Past 10 years1,318 quakes875367693---
Magnitude 0.0+, within up to 50 km (31 mi) distance, updated

Number of earthquakes over time

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30 days
7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
Number of earthquakes over time: Past 90 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 30 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 7 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 24 hours
Number of earthquakes over time: 2023
Number of earthquakes over time: 2024 so far

Saône-et-Loire Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France?

Saône-et-Loire has relatively few earthquakes. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 1,300 quakes on average per year in or near Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France. However, Saône-et-Loire has had at least 4 quakes above magnitude 4 since 2014, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 1 to 5 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Saône-et-Loire?

The last earthquake in Saône-et-Loire occurred 8 hours ago:

A light magnitude 1.8 earthquake hit 24 km (15 mi) away from Villefranche-sur-Saone, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes,  France, in the morning of Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 at 11.58 am 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.

How many quakes were there in Saône-et-Loire in the past 30 days?

In the past 30 days, Saône-et-Loire has had 2 quakes of magnitude 2.0 or above. There have been also 23 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

What was the strongest quake in Saône-et-Loire in the past 30 days?

The strongest earthquake in Saône-et-Loire in the past 30 days occurred 7 days ago:

Mag. 2.6 earthquake Jura, 23 km west of Pontarlier, France - Feb 22, 2024 - 7 days ago

A light magnitude 2.6 earthquake hit 23 km (14 mi) away from Pontarlier, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté,  France, in the morning of Thursday, Feb 22, 2024 at 11.02 am local time (Europe/Paris GMT +1). The quake had a very shallow depth of 5 km (3.1 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

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