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Largest earthquakes in or near Bretagne, France, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Nov 23, 2022 10:49 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 5
  • 18 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 259 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
Since 1900, Bretagne has had 1 quake of magnitude 5.3, 18 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, and 259 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. 5.3 | 8 km NE of Saint-Évarzec, Finistère, Bretagne, France -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 3 or higher (278 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
Jul 13, 2022 7:06 am (GMT +0) (Jul 13, 2022 07:06 GMT)
3.3

23 km
722 km (449 mi)88 km west of Brest, Finistère, Bretagne, 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
Feb 28, 2022 9:19 pm (GMT +0) (Feb 28, 2022 21:19 GMT)
3.0

5 km
523 km (325 mi)55 km southwest of Belle Ile Island, Morbihan, Bretagne, France More
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 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
Oct 19, 2021 7:37 am (GMT +2) (Oct 19, 2021 05:37 GMT)
3.9

14 km
378 km (235 mi)15 km northeast of Laval, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, France 2 reportsMore
May 30, 2021 08:26 GMT
3.0
472 km (293 mi)22 km north of Caen, Calvados, Normandy, France More
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
Mar 20, 2021 10:22 am (GMT +1) (Mar 20, 2021 09:22 GMT)
3.5

10 km
452 km (281 mi)27 km north of Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, 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 29, 2020 2:11 am (GMT +1) (Nov 29, 2020 01:11 GMT)
3.0

15 km
622 km (386 mi)Finistère, 53 km northwest of Telgruc-sur-Mer, Brittany, France 5 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
6 Oct 3:07 pm (GMT +2) (Oct 6, 2020 13:07 GMT)
3.0

10 km
501 km (311 mi)13 km northeast of Carentan, Normandy, France More
Sep 16, 2020 02:39 GMT
3.1

7 km
500 km (311 mi)5.8 km southwest of Agon-Coutainville, Normandy, France 16 reportsMore
Aug 20, 2020 16:14 GMT
3.1

5 km
506 km (314 mi)16 km northeast of Carentan, Normandy, 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
Jun 27, 2020 10:59 GMT
4.4

10 km
630 km (391 mi)128 km southwest of Brest, Finistère, Bretagne, 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
Apr 9, 2020 12:05 GMT
3.4

10 km
732 km (455 mi)Celtic Sea, 116 km west of Brest, Finistère, Bretagne, France More
Feb 19, 2020 21:20 GMT
3.9

2 km
613 km (381 mi)23 km east of Brest, Finistère, Bretagne, France 137 reportsMore
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.2 x 1013 joules (3.33 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2864 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: CARRICKBYRNE, CO WEXFORD (IWEX/EI network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station CARRICKBYRNE, CO WEXFORD: 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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Bretagne Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Bretagne?

The last earthquake in Bretagne 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 Bretagne since 1900?

Since 1900, Bretagne, France had 278 quakes up to magnitude 5.3.

What was the strongest quake in Bretagne since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Bretagne since 1900 occurred 64 years ago: Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 8 km northeast of Saint-Évarzec, Finistère, Bretagne, France, on Friday, January 2, 1959 at 05:19 GMT.

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