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Several buildings collapsed due to an earthquake in France.

Several buildings collapsed due to an earthquake in France.

As a result of the earthquake in France, at least one person was injured, many buildings were seriously damaged, according to a statement by the prefecture of De Sèvres on Twitter.

Rescuers took care of the man with a minor injury.
A security perimeter has been set up around the local church.

In some communes, significant damage to buildings was recorded. According to radio station Franceinfo, in the city of Courson in the western department of Maritime Charente, the church was significantly damaged. And in the commune of Arce, the temple lost part of the vaults.

damage to the church tower, dozens of houses were declared uninhabitable due to cracks in the walls. In the Charente-Maritime itself, more than a thousand people were left without electricity due to damaged power lines.

An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 was recorded in the west of France the night before, at 18:38 local time. The outbreak lay at a depth of 10 kilometers, 14 kilometers north of the commune of Surgers. Then aftershocks of magnitude 3.1 and 4.4 were recorded in the area.

An earthquake of magnitude above 5 on the French mainland last occurred in 2019, and in this region in 1972.