In France on 21 June, an earthquake of a magnitude of 5.1 points, which is attributed to moderate. Seismic unrest noticed in the West of France.
In addition, a small earthquake was in the South, in Bordeaux and Normandy, in the North, writes Independent. There is excitement appreciated below, from 4.3 to 4.9 points.
France is considered a seismically quiet region for which similar phenomena are atypical. The epicenter was near the town of Bressuire, located between Angers and La Rochelle.
For France 5.1 points – a significant earthquake, since there is seismic activity – the exception rather than the rule. Most of the buildings in this country are not designed for such vibrations, respectively, do not have sufficient strength earthquakes.
According to The Sun, the villagers said that their houses “shook” for about 20 seconds after the earthquake.
“I felt the house shaking. It was the same feeling as in Birmingham in the 1990s: as if someone moves next to the wardrobe”, – the eyewitness told.
Information on casualties or damaged buildings and cars were reported.
According to information from the U.S. geological survey, the tremors recorded at a depth of ten kilometers, approximately in 900 km from city Ngunguru, which is home to fifteen thousand people.