Sunday , September 20 2020

IN IVO – Strong earthquake south-east: four injured, one serious, "no visible damage" at nuclear sites


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Here's the main information about Monday's earthquake:

– The quake, measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale, occurred in Ardèche, "26km south-east of Privas", possibly near Teil at 11.52am. In the metropolitan France there was no earthquake of this magnitude (5.4) since February 22, 2003 in Ramberville (Vosges).

– It was felt mainly in Drom and Ardeche. In the town of Tail (Ardèche), where the quake was strongly felt, serious damage was discovered. According to France's local branch of Blue, 250 people were to be relocated.

– In Montelimar (Drme), a 45-year-old man is seriously injured in the lower limbs after falling from a scaffold. In Ardeh, three more people were slightly injured after a panic attack.

– The nuclear facilities present in the quake-stricken region – such as Tricastin and Croissants – show no harm, according to Drom Prefecture. "Reactors are currently working on their production schedule," EDF said at 4 pm

– Have there been, or will there be, answers? "Sure," says geophysicist Marianne Methoys in an interview here. "The population has to be ready to feel them." Generally, they are smaller than the main shock.

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