The magnitude 2.8 phenomenon occurred less than two weeks after a much stronger earthquake on November 11 in the surrounding area
A weak earthquake, of magnitude 2.8, was felt in Ardèche on the night of Saturday to Sunday, less than two weeks after a much more powerful earthquake occurred on November 11th in the vicinity, has been learned from concordant sources.
This event occurred around 11:15 pm at 3 km from Teil (Ardèche) and 6 km from Montélimar ( Drôme ), according to the website of the National Seismic Monitoring Network (RéNaSS) in Strasbourg, which states that measurement, automatic, has not yet been validated by an analyst.
Ardèche firefighters told AFP they had received “about 30 calls from people worried” following this “slight reply”, but said they had not carried out any intervention.
Nine recognized municipalities in a state of natural disaster
An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale, which lasted only a few seconds on 11th November at midday, had caused a lot of damage, particularly in Teil, a city of 8,500 inhabitants. Nine communes, five in Ardèche and four in the Drôme, were recognized in a state of natural disaster by a decree published Saturday in the Official Journal.
France has recently experienced several seismic episodes, in the Pyrenees (3.8), near Pau (magnitude 3.8), in Strasbourg (3.1), in the Deux-Sèvres (3.7) or in France. the Puy-de-Dôme (3.7).
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