A M5.2 is the strongest quake to hit France since April 1914

imageA very rare magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit close to the French city of La Rochelle and port town of Rochefort on Thursday, in the strongest quake to hit mainland France since April 1914, the Central French Seismic Office said. The powerful quake, which lasted several seconds, struck at 8:46am local time (0645 GMT), causing buildings to shake. The epicentre was between La Rochelle and the popular tourist town of Rochefort in the Charente-Maritime region. Read Article