Friday, April 12, 2013

A Whole Lot of Shaking Going On


Force 4 quake near Cuneo:

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

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

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