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A 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck Strasbourg, France.

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Two hours ago, German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported that a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck 2 km west of Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, France at a shallow depth of 10km. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the quake as a 3.9-magnitude.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised in the next hours or minutes as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people near the epicenter, but it did not cause significant damage. Towns that felt the quake include Achenheim (pop. 2,300) located 1 km from the epicenter, Lingolsheim (pop. 17,300) 5 km away, and Lingolsheim (pop. 17,300) 5 km away. It could have also been felt in Illkirch-Graffenstaden (pop. 27,300) located 9 km from the epicenter, Strasbourg (pop. 274,800) 9 km away, Schiltigheim (pop. 32,300) 10 km away, Kehl (pop. 34,000) 14 km away, and Haguenau (pop. 38,700) 29 km away.

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