5.3 earthquake off the coast of France

Earthquake

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3.08.11.Zemletryasenie magnitude 5.3 occurred in the western Mediterranean Sea. Tremors were felt in the island of Corsica and the French Marseille.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, aftershocks were recorded at 19:21 Thursday to UTC (23:21 MSK), its epicenter was 95 kilometers west of the capital of the French island of Corsica city of Ajaccio.

The earthquake lies at a depth of 5.9 km. In Corsica, as well as located on the continent the French port city of Marseille, strong aftershocks were felt. Destruction and casualties have been recorded.

"My house shook like, vibrate his entire frame, it lasted for a maximum of one second" — leads the RIA "News" to the residents of Marseilles. Another eyewitness said that "his bed was set in motion."

Tremors were felt also in Nice.

Source: Euromag.ru

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