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A 3.2-magnitude earthquake strikes France.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Moments ago the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a 3.2-magnitude earthquake in the English Channel, 36 km northwest of Saint-Jean-sur-Mer, France at a very shallow depth of 2km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

Based on preliminary data, the earthquake did not cause any significant damage. Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer (pop. 1,900) located 34 km from the epicenter, Sainte-Adresse (pop. 8,300) 34 km away, and Saint-Jean-sur-Mer (pop. 186,000) 36 km away.

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