Lincolnshire earthquake ‘felt 100km away’

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Image caption The particular quake was felt mainly within Lincolnshire and over the Humber within Hull

A 3. 9-magnitude earthquake centred in north-east Lincolnshire offers reportedly been felt up to sixty miles (100km) away.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) said it happened at twenty three: 14 BST on Saturday, using the epicentre in Grimsby at a level of 11 miles.

It was felt mainly in Lincolnshire and Hull, the BGS additional.

It comes nearly ten years after the 5. 2-magnitude earthquake within Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, which was experienced widely across England and Wales.

Glen Ford, the seismologist for the BGS, said: “It is of the size we would expect individuals to start reporting it to all of us.

“But it is actually smaller than the one 10 years ago with Market Rasen, 30km from this earthquake, that was 90 times bigger. inch

Independent organisation European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said this had received reports from individuals 100km from the epicentre who experienced felt the tremor.

The BGS said this had received reports including just how “the whole house shook for a couple of seconds”; “[I] heard the rumble with a simultaneous trembling”: “the bed started to shake”; “the rad jolted”; and someone who “thought it had been a lorry crashing outside”.

However , it added that will such earthquakes were not uncommon in the united kingdom and happened about every 2 yrs.

Many people continued social media to ask what it had been they had just felt.

The quake also brought out the particular humour in some people living in the location. An “I Survived the 06 2018 Earthquake” T-shirt has already been marketed online.

The largest earthquake in the UK this season took place in Cwmllynfell in southern Wales on 17 February plus registered a magnitude of four. 6.


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