Moderate earthquake in southwestern France

Moderate earthquake in southwestern France - An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter scale, has been felt in the Charente department in southwestern France. The “moderate” earthquake recorded its epicentre 20 km northeast of Angoulême and 53 km east of Cognac at 3:26am this morning. No damage was reported. Some 600 earthquakes occur in France every year, but only 10 to 15 are felt by the population. Alsace, Midi-Pyrénées, the Mediterranean coast and the Alps are the region’s the most frequently affected.

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