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Saturday, 3 July 2010

Earthquakes in France - part deux...

Some time back I did a posting about an earthquake that had been recorded in the vicinity of our home and that it wasn't felt by us. This led me to want to know just how frequent and where the earthquakes were occurring within France. So that has led to me compiling a map showing just where they were.

Here's a snapshot of the past two months...

(Click on the image to go to the most up-to-date version, at the online version you can click on each marker for further information such as location/time/intensity).

It's proven to be quite interesting to me, just learning where the seismic regions of France are, the Pyrenees as expected as well as the Swiss/Italian border regions (Alps). But just to the north east of Le Havre, offshore, is a very active region - whilst they may not be so big, they are at least quite frequent.

6 comments:

the fly in the web said...

I can't remember for how long, but now it's registered on your acte de vente if you buy in a zone of seismic risk!

The Wits said...

I would like to think that it would be the same for the 'inondation' as well, but seeing some of the reports of the locals screaming that they should not have been allowed to build where they did, then I somehow don't expect it to work everywhere.

Dedene said...

I'm so relieved to see that nowhere in the Loiret is shaking.
Nice to find your blog!

the fly in the web said...

Well, it's all down to politics, I suspect....
A maire with low lying land to sell is not going to allow it to be zoned as inondable,is he?
We, in contrast live on a rock fifty metres above a river and we are classed as inondable!

The Wits said...

That'd be one heck of a tidal surge... :-)

nodamnblog said...

That's interesting. I heard that there was an earthquake of scale 4 in Gencay about 10 days ago, and the locals felt the pavement moving. It's only nine miles away, and so far we haven't felt the aftershock, but we're on full-scale alert. :)