A shallow earthquake registered by the BCSF as M5.4 hit near Montelimar, France at 10:52 UTC (11:52 LT) on November 11, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 12 km (7.4 miles). USGS registered it as M4.8, EMSC as M4.9.
The epicenter was located 5.1 km (3.2 miles) WNW of Meysse (population 1 153), 10.7 km (6.7 miles) NW of Montelimar (population 35 637), and 22 km (13.7 miles) E of Aubenas (population 13 134), France.
At least 4 people were injured, one of which is in critical condition after being injured by falling scaffolding in Montelimar.
Three other people were slightly injured in the Ardeche due to a panic attack.
Earthquakes of this intensity are rare in France.
Featured image credit: BCSF
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