Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Struck 2 km SE of Mont, France on September 02, 2013 12:36:36

Last Updated: 2013-11-06 01:33:40

On September 02, 2013 12:36:36 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.2 on the richter scale hit 2 km SE of Mont, France. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 2.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -0.633° and latitude 43.417°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on September 02, 2013 12:36:36 had a magnitude of 4.2 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Mont in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, located 2 kilometers or 1 miles ↖ NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Lagor (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France) located 3 km (2 mi) ↓ S and Mourenx (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France) located 4 km (2 mi) ↘ SE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 154 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
2 km (1 mi) ↖ NW Mont Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
3 km (2 mi) ↓ S Lagor Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
4 km (2 mi) ↘ SE Mourenx Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
5 km (3 mi) → E Artix Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
6 km (3 mi) ↑ N Arthez-de-Béarn Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
10 km (6 mi) ↘ SE Monein Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
12 km (7 mi) → E Denguin Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
13 km (8 mi) ← W Orthez Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
13 km (8 mi) ↓ S Lucq-de-Béarn Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
14 km (9 mi) ↓ S Navarrenx Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
14 km (8 mi) → E Arbus Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
15 km (9 mi) → E Poey-de-Lescar Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
16 km (10 mi) → E Uzein Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
17 km (10 mi) → E Artiguelouve Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
19 km (12 mi) → E Lescar Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
20 km (12 mi) → E Sauvagnon Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
21 km (13 mi) → E Lons Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
21 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Amou Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
22 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Ledeuix Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
22 km (14 mi) → E Billère Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
23 km (14 mi) → E Serres-Castet Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
23 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Lasseube Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
23 km (14 mi) → E Montardon Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
24 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Navailles-Angos Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Oloron-Sainte-Marie Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
24 km (15 mi) ← W Salies-de-Béarn Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
24 km (15 mi) → E Jurançon Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
24 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Sauveterre-de-Béarn Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Département des Pyrénées-Atlantiques Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
25 km (15 mi) ← W Puyoô Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
25 km (15 mi) → E Pau Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
26 km (16 mi) → E Gelos Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
27 km (16 mi) → E Bizanos Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
27 km (17 mi) → E Buros Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Chéraute Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
28 km (17 mi) → E Mazères-Lezons Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
28 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Gan Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
29 km (18 mi) ↓ S Mauléon-Licharre Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
29 km (18 mi) ← W Habas Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
29 km (18 mi) → E Idron Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
30 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Bosdarros Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
30 km (18 mi) → E Morlaas Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
31 km (19 mi) ← W Labatut Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Ogeu-les-Bains Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
32 km (20 mi) → E Assat Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
33 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Saint-Palais Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
33 km (20 mi) → E Ousse Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
33 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Garlin Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
34 km (21 mi) → E Bordes Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
35 km (22 mi) ↓ S Arette Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
35 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Sainte-Marie-de-Gosse Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
37 km (23 mi) → E Boeil-Bezing Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
37 km (23 mi) → E Nousty Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
38 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Arudy Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
39 km (24 mi) → E Nay Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
40 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Louvie-Juzon Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
40 km (24 mi) → E Soumoulou Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
40 km (25 mi) → E Mirepeix Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
41 km (25 mi) ← W Peyrehorade Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
41 km (25 mi) ← W Bidache Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
41 km (25 mi) → E Bénéjacq Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
42 km (26 mi) → E Asson Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
42 km (26 mi) → E Igon Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
42 km (26 mi) → E Coarraze Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
46 km (28 mi) ← W Bardos Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
46 km (28 mi) → E Lestelle-Bétharram Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
47 km (29 mi) → E Montaut Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
49 km (30 mi) → E Pontacq Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
50 km (31 mi) → E Ger Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Laruns Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
51 km (32 mi) → E Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre Occitanie 🇫🇷 France
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Hasparren Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
54 km (33 mi) ← W Saint-Martin-de-Hinx Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
54 km (33 mi) ← W Urt Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
55 km (34 mi) → E Ossun Occitanie 🇫🇷 France
56 km (35 mi) ← W Briscous Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
57 km (35 mi) ← W Urcuit Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
58 km (36 mi) → E Lourdes Occitanie 🇫🇷 France
60 km (37 mi) ← W Saint-André-de-Seignanx Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
61 km (38 mi) ← W Lahonce Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Cambo-les-Bains Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
62 km (38 mi) ← W Saint-Martin-de-Seignanx Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Itxassou Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Argelès-Gazost Occitanie 🇫🇷 France
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Saint-Étienne-de-Baïgorry Nouvelle-Aquitaine 🇫🇷 France
67 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Pierrefitte-Nestalas Occitanie 🇫🇷 France
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Urzainqui Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Orbara Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Oronz Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Cauterets Occitanie 🇫🇷 France
72 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Aria Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Garde Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Garralda Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Ansó Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Sallent de Gállego Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Echo Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Canfranc Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Fago Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Luz-Saint-Sauveur Occitanie 🇫🇷 France
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Aragüés del Puerto Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (49 mi) ↓ S Jasa Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Villanúa Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Borau Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Hoz de Jaca Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Castiello de Jaca Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Navascués Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Castillonuevo Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↓ S Salvatierra de Esca Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Sigüés Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Aoiz Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Yésero Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Jaca Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (59 mi) ↓ S Mianos Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (60 mi) ↓ S Artieda Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (59 mi) ↓ S Puente la Reina de Jaca Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (62 mi) ↓ S Yesa Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Broto Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Bagüés Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Santa Cruz de la Serós Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Bailo Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (62 mi) ↓ S Lumbier Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Sabiñánigo Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Liédena Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Javier Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Undués de Lerda Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Longás Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Sangüesa/Zangoza Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Urriés Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Yebra de Basa Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Navardún Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Isuerre Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (67 mi) ↓ S Lobera de Onsella Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↘ SE Fiscal Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (70 mi) ↓ S Sos del Rey Católico Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (71 mi) ↓ S Petilla de Aragón Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (72 mi) ↓ S Cáseda Navarra 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (72 mi) ↓ S Biel Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) ↓ S Agüero Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Luesia Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
122 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Loarre Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
123 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Arguis Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Uncastillo Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Castiliscar Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Santa Eulalia de Gállego Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Ayerbe Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
128 km (80 mi) ↘ SE Nueno Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S Loscorrales Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
130 km (80 mi) ↓ S Orés Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Biscarrués Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
134 km (83 mi) ↘ SE Igriés Huesca 🇪🇸 Spain
134 km (83 mi) ↓ S Layana Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Biota Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Sádaba Zaragoza 🇪🇸 Spain

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 40 utility-scale power plants in the vecinity of the earthquakes epicenter. Ranging form closest to furtherst, one of these is a neaclear power plant.

Distance Direction Power Plant Type Capacity
6 km (4 mi) ↘ SE Pardies Hydro 2.4 MW
14 km (9 mi) ← W Orthez Hydro 1.6 MW
18 km (11 mi) → E Lescar Biomass 5.85 MW
19 km (11 mi) ↓ S Poey-d'Oloron Hydro 1.236 MW
20 km (13 mi) ← W Baigts-de-Béarn Hydro 7.905 MW
21 km (13 mi) → E Lons Solar 4.51518 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N Philondenx Solar 2.76294 MW
24 km (15 mi) → E Jurançon Hydro 1.129 MW
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Charritte-de-Bas Hydro 9.4 MW
25 km (15 mi) → E Pau Solar 4.44248 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Oloron-Sainte-Marie Hydro 5.7 MW
30 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Sévignacq Solar 4.57288 MW
34 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Buzy Hydro 9.8 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Arudy Hydro 1.148 MW
39 km (24 mi) → E Mirepeix Hydro 1.4 MW
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Lourdios-Ichère Hydro 1.105 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Arette Hydro 1.228 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Licq-Atherey Hydro 27.4 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Castet Hydro 1.62 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Aste-Béon Hydro 1.12 MW
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Larrau Hydro 10.673 MW
56 km (35 mi) → E Lourdes Hydro 1.2 MW
56 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Arbéost Hydro 2.0 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Laruns Hydro 19.739 MW
61 km (38 mi) → E Agos-Vidalos Hydro 1.6 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Artouste Hydro 88.0 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Soulom Hydro 57.0 MW
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Banca Hydro 3.78 MW
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Villelongue Hydro 8.2 MW
75 km (47 mi) ↘ SE LA SARRA Hydro 24.0 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE IP 1 Hydro 88.85 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↘ SE LANUZA 1 Hydro 52.69 MW
91 km (56 mi) ↘ SE BIESCAS II 1 Hydro 61.4 MW
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S CENTRAL HIDRAULICA DOMENO Hydro 20.4 MW
101 km (62 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO IBARGOITI Wind 22.44 MW
109 km (67 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO SALAJONES Wind 19.14 MW
109 km (67 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO AIBAR Wind 33.84 MW
112 km (70 mi) ↓ S P.E. SOS DEL REY CATOLICO Wind 48.75 MW
114 km (71 mi) ↓ S P.E. SIERRA DE SELVA Wind 33.0 MW
126 km (78 mi) ↘ SE EL PUEYO Hydro 14.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 4 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.2 earthquake that struck 2 km SE of Mont, France on September 02, 2013 12:36:36. These types were Solar power plants, Wind power plants, Hydro power plants, Biomass power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.

Hydropower

Hydropower plants are generally considered as safe in many aspects, but when it comes to severe earthquakes they pose a substantial risk that can manifest in the form of dam faliours, landslides and grave impacts on surrounding ecosystems.

Dam Failure

The most significant risk is the potential failure of the dam that holds the water reservoir. Severe ground shaking can damage or breach the dam, leading to downstream flooding and as a result endangering people and wildlife living downstream. Such an event can also have severe impact on key infrastructure that cascades through society.

Landslides

Earthquakes can trigger landslides in the areas surrounding hydropower plants, potentially damaging infrastructure and causing harm to nearby communities.

Damage to Aquatic Ecosystems

Both landslide and dam failures can have a severe impact on upstream and downstream aquatic wildlife, ecosystem and groundwater, resulting in longterm risks for people and industires living and operating in areas near the water supply.

To mitigate these risks, engineering and construction standards for hydropower plants often include earthquake-resistant designs. These designs incorporate measures such as flexible foundations, strengthened dam structures, and advanced monitoring systems to detect early signs of stress. Additionally, emergency plans and evacuation procedures should be in place to protect personnel and downstream communities in the event of a severe earthquake.

Solar Power

Solar power plants generally pose fewer risks compared to conventional power plants that use fossil fuels or nuclear energy. However, they are not without their own set of potential risks and challenges. Below you can find some of the risks associated with solar power plants in an event of a severe earthquake.

Environmental Impact

The production of solar panels involves the use of various materials, including rare metals and chemicals. Severe earthquakes could potentially introduce these into the ecosystems of their location.

Fire Risk

Although the solar panels themselves are not typically a fire hazard, electrical components like inverters and batterises that store the electricity can pose a risk. Electrical malfunctions or faults can lead to fires, especially in poorly maintained systems in an event of a severe earthquake, and thus pose a longterm risk for the local ecosystem.

Overall, the mitigation of risks associated with utility-scale solar power plants involves a combination of technological advancements, sustainable practices, regulatory adherence, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

Wind Power

In the event of a severe earthquake, wind power plants typically pose lower risks to people and ecosystems compared to some other types of power generation, such as nuclear or fossil fuel power plants. Below you'll find potential risks to still consider.

Turbine Collapse

The most significant risk to people is the potential collapse of wind turbine towers during a severe earthquake. If a wind turbine were to collapse, it could cause injury or loss of life to anyone in the vicinity.

Wildlife Impact

Wind turbines can pose a risk to local wildlife. In the event of an earthquake, there could be concerns about the displacement or injury of wildlife in the vicinity of the turbines or wild fires resulting from internal malfunction of turbines.

While wind power plants do have risks associated with earthquakes, they are generally considered to be a lower-risk energy source in terms of environmental and safety concerns when compared to certain other forms of power generation. Proper planning, engineering, and maintenance practices help mitigate these risks and ensure the safe operation of wind power plants during earthquakes.

Biomass Power

Biomass power plants, which generate electricity by burning organic materials like wood, agricultural residues, or waste, can pose certain risks during earthquakes. While biomass power plants are generally considered less hazardous than some other types of power generation facilities, yet there are still potential risks to be aware of.

Fire Risk

One of the primary risks associated with biomass power plants during earthquakes is the potential for fires. The shaking during an earthquake can damage electrical systems, equipment, and fuel storage, which may lead to electrical faults and fires.

Fuel Handling

Earthquakes can disrupt the fuel handling systems in a biomass plant, potentially causing spills or accidents related to the storage and transportation of biomass feedstock.

It's important to note that the specific risks associated with biomass power plants can vary based on factors such as plant size, location, and design. The biomass power industry prioritizes safety and works closely with regulatory authorities to ensure that biomass energy is generated with minimal risk to people and the environment, even in earthquake-prone regions.

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.

Disclaimer

Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.

Magnitude 4.2 Earthquake Struck 2 km SE of Mont, France on September 02, 2013 12:36:36
Date and Time
2013-09-02 12:36:36 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.2 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
2.0 km
Reports
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