A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On

Force 4 quake near Cuneo - Map: France 3 Cote d'Azur

Several earth tremors were felt on the Cote d’Azur this past weekend, with six earth tremors Saturday night and in the early hours of Sunday morning (April 6 & 7)

The strongest registered 4.0 on the Richter scale at 05.13 Sunday morning with an epicentre just over the border from the Mercantour Park near Cuneo in Italy’s Piedmont region. The depth of the tremor was 10km and it was felt strongly in the Isola 2000 ski-resort. A 4.0 quake is regarded as ‘moderate but important’. Another tremor lasting 15 seconds and of 3.5 magnitude was registered near Annecy in the Haute Alpes at 22.49 on Sat 06 Apr 13. Residents took to the streets in panic and flooded emergency services with calls. No damage has been reported.

Source/Credit: Riviera Life.tv

Glad I was out of town and, of course,  that no damage and no injuries occurred!

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12 thoughts on “A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On

  1. GP says:

    Reblogged this on misentopop.

  2. frank says:

    Me too, glad not to have been there! though don’t imagine anything was felt in Nice.

  3. pvk362007 says:

    Thank God, no damages.

  4. Yes indeed – thanks for commenting.

  5. Sandy Vann says:

    Gosh, that’s amazing Kim. Glad it wasn’t strong enough to cause any damage. I was in Ecuador during an earthquake years ago…quite the experience. Bon weekend. Bet it is sunny and lovely there this weekend. We are so glad it is warming up in SW France. Ready for Spring. All the best.

  6. Yes, today was sunny and lovely. Have a great weekend!

  7. We get a lot of tremors on Vancouver Island in Canada also, It can be a little frightening, but the good thing is there was no damage.

  8. colormusing says:

    Feels a little odd to “like” a post about an earthquake— what I really like is that you’re all right!

  9. Thanks, Lindy. By the way, I thought of you yesterday while I was organizing my sweater shelf 🙂 Have a nice weekend!

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