The alarm clock has been somewhat brutal this morning near Chamonix. An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has shaken the country of the Mont Blanc at about 8: 30.
The earth shook on Tuesday 23 June at 8: 25 in the country of the Mont Blanc and many inhabitants have sensed. To 8: 25, a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded on the other side of the swiss border : the epicenter of this earthquake would be near the commune of Chatelard (Switzerland), 18 km from Chamonix and 19 km from Samoens, details the national network of seismic monitoring on its website. According to testimonies, the vibrations would have been felt further down the valley, up to Passy.
Several inhabitants of the region have shared their experience on social networks. “Pretty big earthquake of 3.8 to 8: 30 am send to Chamonix, “says Marie-Claude. I found strong and this makes pinball. “And Miss Plum, said :” Here, the whole house shook, even my bed… And a deafening noise… “
Here, the whole house shook and my bed… And a deafening noise…
— M¡ss Prun€ (@MissPrunette_) June 23, 2020
This earthquake has presumably not done any damage is not without recalling that of September 2005, on the side of Vallorcine, as noted by the geographer Sandro Benedetti on Twitter. This earthquake of magnitude of 4.9 on the Richter scale occurred in the same area. He had been felt up to Annecy and the massif des Aravis. He had done some light damage and caused landslides and rock falls in the massif of the Aiguilles Rouges, facing the Mont-Blanc massif.
In 2019, the earth trembled fort in the Ardèche
In France, the largest earthquake recorded in the past 60 years took place on November 11, 2019 in the Ardèche : the epicenter was located between Le Teil and Alba-la-Romaine. Its magnitude was 5.4 on the Richter scale.
France is a country with seismic activity, moderate but earthquakes are relatively frequent. Of the phenomena attributed by experts to the redevelopment of all the constraints related to the movements of the african and eurasian plates.