An earthquake was felt on Saturday morning in central Brittany, at Loudéac in the region of Vannes. The ReNaSS (National Seismic Monitoring Network) indicates that this is an earthquake of magnitude 3.7 with its epicenter located near Pontivy at a depth of 10 km. The first evidence came from Plumelec, Questembert or Ploërmel, evoke a big roar and vibration.
The earth shook in Brittany, on Saturday morning, around 7.35 am. The tremor was felt in Vannes, Questembert, Ploërmel and to Loudéac. The epicenter was located 41 km north of Vannes, near Pontivy and Loudéac, at a depth of 10 km. According to the site ReNaSS(National Seismic Monitoring Network), this is an earthquake of magnitude 3.7.
According Codis, in the Côtes d’Armor and Morbihan, this light earthquake did not need the intervention of firefighters. The point of impact of the earthquake, at a depth of 10 km, was located in a triangle between the towns of Loudéac (Côtes d’Armor) and those of Pontivy and Josselin (Morbihan).
— Maël Fabre (@maelfabre) January 7, 2017
128 shares, 250 “likes” , more than 530 comments on the Facebook page of ouest france in Vannes, testimonies have quickly poured in. Solenn speaks of a “loud roar” and his “house creaking” . Rémy abounds: “Felt movement, furniture creaky and coffee bowl trembling”. “Growl heard Saint-Ave” adds Celine.
Luna, she was out of bed by: “a sound that woke me up in Theix! “. A Monterblanc, “the house shook out,” says Damien. “A Brandivy windows trembled at 7:35” , adds Catherine. Some even felt two tremors. Some rumblings have been heard around 9:30 near Josselin.
On Twitter, users also reacted on Saturday morning, sometimes with humor:
J’ai couru sous la table en me réveillant à cause du tremblement de terre ?
— lélou (@lea_cobigo) January 7, 2017
Le petit tremblement de terre qui me réveille à 7h30 un samedi matin ??
— yerdua (@CargouetA) January 7, 2017
— ♔ Gwen ♔ (@GwenBZH56) January 7, 2017
Some, however, still had to sleep:
Qui d’autres que moi, en Bretagne, à rêver d’un tremblement de terre, ce matin vers 7h30? C’était bien un rêve alors…
— Jamic (@3siecles) January 7, 2017