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Earthquake in Southern France near the city of Montélimar at 11:52 a.m. on Monday, 11.11.2019

The quake had a magnitude of 5.4 on the Richter scale

13.11.2019 Author: Isolde Moussot Original language: de Translator: Isolde Moussot
Last change: Isolde Moussot Date update: 13.11.2019 22:03

The last earthquake of this magnitude was in France in 2003. Numerous buildings were damaged. People were frightened to death. Four people were injured by the earthquake. The earthquakes were felt as far as Lyon, Grenoble and Montpellier. 2 nuclear power plants

in the immediate vicinity of the
Epicenter have been shut down. These are the Cruas power station (about 13 kilometres from Montélimar) and the Tricastin power station (about 30 kilometres from Montélimar). Tricatin, according to several sources, can become a major risk if earthquakes shake the region.

Sources:

https://youtu.be/o2IWmjP5tKs

https://www.ausgestrahlt.de/blog/2018/02/08/franzosische-akw-katastrop

https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/auvergne-rhone-alpes/drome/val

Further links:

https://www.20minutes.fr/societe/2649155-20191111-seisme-france-ardech