3.8 magnitude earthquake hits Brest

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 hit Brest last night, Wednesday 19 February.

20 February 2020
By Selma Daddi

The epicentre was situated 5km away from Brest and 4km away from the commune of Le Relecq-Kerhuon, in Finistère.

It was 10km deep and started at 22:20, the national surveillance network, the Réseau national de surveillance sismique said.

There was no damage but many residents felt it and shared their concerns on social media.

It is not the first recent earthquake in the region – another quake with a magnitude of 2.9 hit the Brest area in August 2019.

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