Small-magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes 40 km south of Tarbes, France in the morning
Just 14 minutes ago, a 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Sers, France. The tremor was recorded on the morning of Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 11:10 a.m. local time, at a very shallow depth of 2 km below the surface.
The event was classified by the Europe-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the earthquake should not have caused significant damage, but was likely felt by many people to be slight vibrations in the epicenter area. Weak tremors were felt in Sers (pop.100) located 10 km from the epicenter, Sers (pop.100) 10 km, Betpouey (pop.100) 10 km, Aragnouet (pop.300) 11 km, and Viella (100 inhabitants) 12 km.
Cities near the epicenter where the earthquake could have been felt as very weak tremors include Bagnères-de-Bigorre (9,000 inhabitants) located 21 km from the epicenter, Lourdes (15,800 inhabitants) at 29 km and Tarbes (population . 52100) at 40 km.
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Date and time: Sat 28 November 10:10 UTC
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicentre latitude / longitude: 42,88 ° N / 0,16 ° E
Main data source: EMSC
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