Earthquake in Western France – Charente-Maritime

Nouveau tremblement de terre en Charente-Maritime

par Rédaction de France Info mardi 17 mai 2016 08:36, mis à jour le mardi 17 mai 2016 à 11h00
La Rochelle - Seisme

Carte du seisme à Saint-Savinien (17) © Le Bureau Central Sismologique Français

La terre a une nouvelle fois tremblé en Charente-Maritime ce mardi matin, a rapporté France Bleu La Rochelle. Il s’agit d’un séisme entre 3,7 et 3,9 sur l’échelle de Richter, ressenti un peu avant 7h dans toute la région.

Another quake was felt in the Charante-Maritime (W. France) over the whole region, on Tuesday morning just before 07h00 . It measured between 3.7 and 3.9 on the Richter scale. It follows the earlier quake, two weeks ago, on 28 April, which was recorded at 4.9 on the Richter scale. See map below for exact area of seismic activity.

Selon les données collectées par le Réseau national de surveillance sismique (ReNaSS), l’épicentre se situerait non loin de Fenioux, entre Saintes et Saint-Jean-d’Angély, à 7km sous la surface. Le séisme s’est produit à 6h50 d’après le Bureau central sismologique français (BCSF). France Bleu La Rochelle rapporte le témoignage d’une habitante de Saintes : “C’était impressionnant” a-t-elle déclaré.

The epi-centre was located not far from Fenioux, between Saintes and Saint-Jean-d’Angély, 7 kms below the ground. (There is a motorway stop in Fenioux on the A10. The autoroute links Poitiers and Bordeaux).

“J’ai cru que c’était des camions qui passaient sous mes fenêtres” : Claudette, une habitante de Saintes, interrogée par France Bleu La Rochelle. Claudette, a local resident said “I thought it was a truck passing under my windows”

Le séisme intervient un peu plus de deux semaines après un tremblement de terre de magnitude 4,9 qui avait déjà secoué la région, c’était le 28 avril dernier.

Tremblement de terre ce mardi dans la région de La Rochelle

Tremblement de terre ce mardi dans la région de La Rochelle © Visactu


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Worked in the technical / engineering area as a Science Laboratory Technician and as an Aeronautics Engineer. The artistic side involves writing under the nom de plume of Billy Olsenn, his recently written play 'A Case of Wine' was staged by the players group Straight Make-Up at the 2012 Birr one act drama festival. It's next staging was in the one act circuit is in Cavan, at Maudebawn on Sat 10 Nov 2012. Then it was performed in the Bray, Co.Wicklow at the very popular one act festival in January 2013. Next play is FEAR. A dark tale about revenge on the cruel death of two pensioners by young thugs. Neighbours hatch a devious and dangerous plan to exact old-style revenge. Bill is a member of the Drama League of Ireland and his plays have been critically vetted and certified as original pieces of work by the DLI. Another literary project is that of commemoration of an aircraft crash on Djouce mountain in Wicklow in 1946. Bill wrote articles for the 50th, 60th and most recently the 70th anniversary, (12 Aug 2016) all were published in the Wicklow Times and ensured the survivors of the crash, all French Girl Guides, were not forgotten. Articles reproduced on this website. But mostly this site gives a more general European and specific French slant on popular and not so popular articles of French news, translated to English by the author. Each article is translated on a paragraph by paragraph basis so easy to read in either language and even possible to improve either language by comparison of the short English and French paragraphs. Amusez vous bien. The author is currently writing an easy to read technical aviation book centered around the Fokker 50. Another interest is that dealt with in another of Bill's websites, a Statue of the mother of God, Mary. It was erected in 1972 in Dublin, at the end of the Bull Wall near Clontarf, and my grandfather William Nelson, was the main instigator of that project. I give talks on the history of the statue and my grandfather's adventurous and dangerous life at sea. Technical assistance with each website is by J O'N.
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