A 5.0-magnitude earthquake was recorded in southwestern France on Wednesday, March 20. The earthquake struck around 10:56 (local time) between Bordeaux and Angoulême (Gironde and Charente departments). No casualties were reported from the earthquake. Further aftershocks are possible in the coming hours and days.
Individuals in the affected area are advised to anticipate aftershocks and potential associated disruptions to travel and power.
In the event of further earthquakes and aftershocks, individuals should protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), to move away from windows and exterior walls (ideally in a corner), and to not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.
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