An Earthquake Felt on Saturday Night in the Chamonix Valley

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The earthquake, whose epicenter is located near Vallorcine, was felt in the Chamonix Valley Saturday, April 9, at 23 h 19.

Around 11:19 p.m. Saturday night, the earth shook in Haute-Savoie …

A very quick shake but strong enough to be felt by residents. On Saturday night at 11.19pm preciously, the earth shook in the Valley of Chamonix, Haute-Savoie.  An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 3.0 under the SED Swiss Seismological Service.



Residents worried

The earthquake, whose epicentre is located near Vallorcine, “was held in the activated area by the earthquake of 8 September 2005 of magnitude 4.9 that caused minor damage in the epicentral area. It can therefore be considered as a replica of this event. The last similar event took place on 23 November 2014 and had a magnitude of 3.2, “the SED.

This small earthquake was felt by many residents, in the region . Haute-Savoie firefighters were deployed to check for any material damage and have had to deal with calls from several concerned residents after the earthquake.

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