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The 10 biggest earthquakes in France since 1900

Here is the list of the ten largest earthquakes using data from the Central Bureau Seismological French that France has ever known. 

1. Lambesc 1909
It is the oldest, but certainly the deadliest since 1900. The epicenter of the earthquake of 6.2 magnitude on the Richter scale, was at Lambesc Bouches-du-Rhône. The earthquake killed 46 people and 250 suffered some serious injuries.  

2. Arette 1967
Except an old woman died after a heart attack because of the earthquake, no casualties were regrettable during shaking. However, the earthquake, magnitude 5.1, caused huge damage. Indeed, a major part of the municipality of Arette was destroyed and it took several years to rebuild.  

3. Annecy 1996
In the Rhône-Alpe area, the earthquake was the largest since the Corrençon in 1962. Despite a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale, the earthquake caused no casualties. It is, however, held on the night of July 14 . 

4. Perpignan in 1996
Like that of Annecy, yet most important in terms of magnitude (5.6), the earthquake Perpignan has killed anyone. Only a few cracks in ceilings, walls or falling tiles were observed.  
5. Southeast of Bonifacio in 2000
Located fifteen kilometers east of the coast of Sardinia and fifty Corsican coast, a 5.3 magnitude earthquake caused no damage in Corsica Commons. Only the cities of Bonifacio and Monacia-d'Aulene felt the vibrations caused by the earthquake. 

6. Hennebont 2002
In this area of ​​Britain, seismic activity is relatively low but remains constant. That is why the earthquake of 5.4 magnitude on the Richter scale, is a rare event in this part of France. 

7. Rambervillers 2003
It is certainly the earthquake that was felt in the largest number of departments. Nearly 40 felt the quake of magnitude 5.4. Germany and Switzerland have also felt their ground vibrate. It caused severe damage but no nuclear Fessenheim, though it was close to the epicenter ... 

8. Roulans 2004
Despite its 300 kilometers, and its tremors felt in Lyon, Belfort, Switzerland or Germany, the earthquake of 5.1 on the Richter scale caused no injuries. However, it caused extensive damage, cracking some building facades. 

9. 100km south-west of Ajaccio
This is the second earthquake at sea and what is more, near Corsica. The vibrations were felt on the west coast of the Island of Beauty, but also on the Côte d'Azur. No damage or injuries, reported. 

10. Barcelonette 2014
To date, he is the last earthquake of magnitude greater than 5 on the Richter scale in France. Several departments have suffered violent vibrations: Savoy in Var, through the Rhone, Isere, Bouches-du-Rhône and Alpes-Maritimes. However, it caused no casualties. 

Introduction to Earth Science

Earth interior

Earth science is about the investigation of planet earth and connection of the frameworks inside. Earth science falls under geoscience as this arrangements about the land and topographical parts of earth. The researchers joined common sciences, material science, science, science and arithmetic to furnish a quantifiableratification of the working of the earth and its upset. Lithosphere, hydrosphere, environment and biosphere are the four circles of earth structuring land, water, air and natural frameworks correspondingly. The sub-classifications of earth science incorporate geophysics, soil science, biology, hydrology and climatic science. 

Earth has an external outside layer, upper and more level mantle, and internal and external center. The major part of the earth is made of rocks, the lithosphere. Tectonic plates, mountain ranges, volcanoes and tremors are itemized by intimating earth outside blueprint. Tectonic plates are discovered in the semi-mantle area and their impact expedites earthquake.the hull liquefies down because of volcanic ejections in this way devastating nature's domain. The earth surface spreads 65-70% of water, which throughout volcanic emission blends with liquid magma to structure robust rocks called molten rocks. Sedimentary rocks are residue of rock particles by weathering and transformative shakes by converting one structure into an alternate (transformation) are the other two significant rocks. Weathering alludes to shake break down and courses through ocean, sea, water momentums and informal lodging far away places. 

Characteristic assets are the every day needs for better living of humanity. Regular fiasco brings about annihilation and harm to life and arrive separately and the explanations are unswerving relationof greenery and biota support by living structures particularly people. Surge and tornados are foreseeable although seismic tremors, volcanoes with wave are erratic characteristic disasters. Minerals are earth's assets that are strong, inorganic, common and concoction structures. Rocks are the mineral masses. Heat, force, disintegration and different drives of earth change the creation of rocks starting with one shape then onto the next and this cycle is alluded to shake cycle. The Earth's climatic changes have dependably been the recognizing element and the progressions happens because of high temperature cool change over. 

Space science and group of stars studies are the mixed fields of earth sciences. From Newton's Law of Gravitation to rocket upset, the trustworthiness of the engineering in conjoining the area and space has been made conceivable. Satellite studies investigate shape, size, and time of planets and stars. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) was started in late 1950's by the United States Congress, which cleared path for fathoming all about space. Stars, universes and universe developed the idea of space expressing Universe is everything incorporating matter, energy, space and time. In spite of the fact that Earth science explicates different frameworks of plan.

Different textures in metermorphic rock


1.Metamorphic Rocks
3.The Rock Cycle
4.Metamorphic Classification
5.Metamorphic textures
6.Foliated textures
7.Foliated Metamorphic Rocks
8.Nonfoliated rocks
9.Importance of textures in Metamorphic rocks

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