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Injured after an earthquake in the South of France

have been injured In an earthquake in the Southeast of France on Monday, four people, one of them seriously. According to the French civil protection, around 50 houses were damaged. Three of the reactors at a nuclear power plant were temporarily shut down.

The quake, against 11.52 PM, with the epicenter in the vicinity of Montelimar, about lasted ten seconds, reported France info, and other media. The American earthquake, why then, a thickness of 4.8 had it. The seismological service of the ETH Zürich gave a strength of 5.3.

The collapse of a scaffold hurt

The quake was especially felt in the area of Montelimar, but also in the big cities of Montpellier and Lyon. In the Département of Ardèche, a vacant building caved in.

In the town of Montélimar, which is located in the vicinity of the center of the earthquake, a person in the collapse of a scaffold and was injured so severely that he had to go to the hospital, such as the Prefecture of the Drôme provençale, new York. The neighbouring Ardèche Department reported three slightly injured in a result of the panic attacks.

"It took five seconds, everything around me was shaking," said Kevin Cuer from Montélimar. "The furniture, the walls, as if a plane from 800 meters, crashing, or like a big Explosion." Didier Lévy, in a castle from the 15. Century lives, told the news Agency AFP to have him home, even minutes after the quake wobbled the "chandelier".

churches are in danger of collapse

the inhabitants of The city in Montélimar were asked, because of possible aftershocks did not initially return to their homes. For the Affected three gymnasiums were opened. The city centre was temporarily blocked around a hundred firefighters were in use.

The mayor Olivier Pévérelli said France info, the towers of two churches threatened to collapse inwards. "We had the impression that there was in the garden of an Explosion, (...)," said an eye-witness of part of the transmitter.

Also in the fire service in the Department of Vaucluse, about 50 calls from concerned citizens were received after the earthquake, a spokesman said. Injured or major damage and it wasn't there, according to a first account balance.

nuclear reactors are not

The energy company EDF damaged informed in the evening that three of the reactors at the nuclear power plant in Cruas-Meysse to be around driven ten kilometres to the North of Montélimar temporarily for checks down. There had been no damage, but the vibrations had been measured. How long the controls will last, remained open. The other nuclear power plants in the Region would continue to run.

The nuclear power plant Tricastin, approximately 30 kilometres South of Montélimar, there had been no damage, reported Drôme, the Prefecture of the département. (chk/sda)

Created: 12.11.2019, 01:46 PM

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