Strongest Earthquake in 15 Years Hits Southern France – 4 Injured and Infrastructure Damage

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A strong M5.1 earthquake hit 10km from Montelimar at 11:52a.m. on November 11, 2019.

This is the largest earthquake to strike the region in the last 15 years.

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M5.1 earthquake hit southern France on November 11 2019

The epicenter of the rare M5.1 quake was located in Alba-la-Romaine at a depth of 12,8km.

Shaking was reported in several large cities like Montpellier, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Grenoble, Avignon and Marseille.

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Shake report map of the M5.1 earthquake in southern France on November 11 2019

Damage has been reported near the epicenter:

According to witnesses, the shaking lasted between 5-10 seconds, sending scared people in the streets.

At least 4 people have been injured – 3 light, 1 serious.

The heavily injured person was hit by a falling scaffolding and was rushed to the hospital in absolute urgency.

The Vallée du Rhone is full of nuclear plants. According to officials, they have not been damaged by the earthquake.

This is one of the major earthquakes to hit the region in the last few years:

Always be prepared the next earthquake may hit just around your corner! [Ouest-France, 20 minutes, USGS, Wikipedia]

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  1. I have been predicted quakes of 6-8 will hit ring of fires and so far i am very accurate. Recent quakes of Alaska and Indonesia 6 plus and i still say ring of fire will shaking 6-8 with very high possibility of 6 plus quake in California?

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