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.
Tout va bien les gars. A BREST on prépare le détachement de la Bretagne pour notre indépendance ! #tremblementdeterre— ❤️27/04/19 Boubou ⭐️⚪️⭐️❤️ (@boubouplay) February 19, 2020
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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