Earthquake strikes Charente-Maritime area France

Posted by on Thursday, April 28, 2016

The southwest of France near the city of La Rochelle has been shook by a 5.0 magnitude earthquake. It happened a 8:45 local time and struck at a depth of just 15 km.

By comparison a 5.0 magnitude earthquake is not all that significant, but it was felt. However earthquakes in this region are rare.

So far there are no reports of damage.

The old town has half-timbered medieval houses and Renaissance architecture, including passageways covered by 17th-century arches.

The 1909 an earthquake occurred on June 11 in Provence. Measuring 6 on the Richter Scale, it is the largest ever recorded earthquake in metropolitan France.

The Team

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