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Largest earthquakes in or near Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Nov 18, 2022 20:25 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 3 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 32 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 307 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
Since 1900, Vendee has had 3 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 32 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, and 307 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 3.9 | 16 km E of Lorient, Morbihan, Bretagne, France -

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.2 | 1.6 km S of Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron, France -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 3 or higher (342 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
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Oct 23, 2022 7:52 pm (GMT +0) (Oct 23, 2022 19:52 GMT)
3.9

14 km
515 km (320 mi)16 km east of Lorient, Morbihan, Bretagne, France 1368 reportsMore
Aug 5, 2022 9:11 am (GMT +2) (Aug 5, 2022 07:11 GMT)
3.4

10 km
318 km (198 mi)10.3 km northwest of Royan, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France 51 reportsMore
Jun 30, 2022 3:26 am (GMT +2) (Jun 30, 2022 01:26 GMT)
3.9

2.4 km
206 km (128 mi)19 km northeast of Angouleme, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France 541 reportsMore
May 7, 2022 2:24 pm (GMT +2) (May 7, 2022 12:24 GMT)
3.1

5 km
250 km (155 mi)32 km northwest of Poitiers, Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France 19 reportsMore
Apr 22, 2022 11:10 pm (GMT +2) (Apr 22, 2022 21:10 GMT)
3.0

27 km
305 km (190 mi)23 km south of Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France More
Mar 17, 2022 5:27 am (GMT +1) (Mar 17, 2022 04:27 GMT)
3.0

2 km
459 km (285 mi)30 km west of Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France 40 reportsMore
Dec 9, 2021 12:13 pm (GMT +1) (Dec 9, 2021 11:13 GMT)
3.3

10 km
325 km (202 mi)35 km northeast of Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France More
Nov 28, 2021 12:03 pm (GMT +1) (Nov 28, 2021 11:03 GMT)
3.4

100 km
224 km (139 mi)14 km south of Angouleme, Charente, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France More
Nov 27, 2021 8:48 pm (GMT +1) (Nov 27, 2021 19:48 GMT)
3.1

10 km
412 km (256 mi)36 km west of Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France 114 reportsMore
Aug 20, 2021 3:47 pm (GMT +2) (Aug 20, 2021 13:47 GMT)
3.5

4.3 km
313 km (194 mi)35 km south of Cholet, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France 161 reportsMore
28 Apr 10:25 pm (GMT +2) (Apr 28, 2021 20:25 GMT)
4.0

20 km
406 km (252 mi)34 km southwest of Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France 183 reportsMore
Apr 3, 2021 1:56 am (GMT +2) (Apr 2, 2021 23:56 GMT)
3.1

6.7 km
236 km (147 mi)17 km west of Poitiers, Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France 96 reportsMore
Mar 18, 2021 1:19 am (GMT +1) (Mar 18, 2021 00:19 GMT)
3.0

10 km
207 km (129 mi)37 km south of Poitiers, Vienne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France More
Mar 18, 2021 1:06 am (GMT +1) (Mar 18, 2021 00:06 GMT)
3.7

10 km
244 km (152 mi)28 km east of Niort, Deux-Sèvres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France More
Feb 17, 2021 8:31 pm (GMT +1) (Feb 17, 2021 19:31 GMT)
3.1

2 km
477 km (296 mi)7.5 km southeast of Vannes, Morbihan, Bretagne, France 18 reportsMore
Nov 9, 2020 9:02 am (GMT +1) (Nov 9, 2020 08:02 GMT)
3.1

2 km
387 km (240 mi)6.5 km NNE of Challans, France 7 reportsMore
1 Oct 2:22 am (GMT +2) (Oct 1, 2020 00:22 GMT)
3.7

10 km
330 km (205 mi)19 km west of Royan, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France More
Jul 16, 2020 03:19 GMT
3.7

2 km
287 km (178 mi)12 km east of Bressuire, Deux-Sèvres, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France 47 reportsMore
Jul 6, 2020 16:34 GMT
3.1

2 km
332 km (206 mi)8.8 km west of La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France 10 reportsMore
May 20, 2020 23:47 GMT
4.1

10 km
312 km (194 mi)24 km east of Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France 1 reportMore
Mar 25, 2020 03:00 GMT
4.3

15 km
283 km (176 mi)36 km northwest of Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire, France More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.8 x 1013 joules (4.91 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4228 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

Latest seismic signals

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)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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Vendee Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Vendee?

The last earthquake in Vendee occurred 6 weeks ago: Light mag. 3.9 earthquake - 16 km east of Lorient, Morbihan, Bretagne, France, on Sunday, Oct 23, 2022 at 7:52 pm (GMT +0).

How many quakes were there in Vendee since 1900?

Since 1900, Vendee, Pays de la Loire, France had 342 quakes up to magnitude 5.2.

What was the strongest quake in Vendee since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Vendee since 1900 occurred 18 years ago: Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 1.6 km south of Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron, France, on Monday, April 18, 2005 at 06:42 GMT.

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