People in Newcastle, Yorkshire, London, Cumbria, the Midlands, Norfolk and also parts of Wales, felt the tremor just before 0100 GMT. A 3.3 magnitude earthquake startled people around North and West London, leaving walls cracked, chairs on their backs, and some fearing ther had been an explosion. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said it is investigating reports of an earthquake in Bedfordshire. The earthquake reportedly struck seven kilometers northwest of Slough near London at a depth of 10 kilometers. ", David Rendell, the former Liberal Democrat MP for Newbury, was at his desk at home in Berkshire: "Suddenly the whole place seemed to be moving a bit and I thought I must just be getting giddy but it turned out that it really was an earthquake.". It was like a juggernaut coming down the corridor towards the bedroom. There were people coming out in their dressing gowns wondering what it was.". (11.2 miles), 1987-07-13 05:49:17 UTC London has had: (M1.5 or greater) 0 earthquakes in the past 24 hours. The deadliest documented earthquake in Europe was on 28 December 1908, when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in the Messina Strait between Sicily and … Earthquake In London poem by Anonymous Olde English. Epicenter at 41.7, -81.473 Ben Sweeting told how residents in his street in Scunthorpe rushed from their homes. (6.2 miles), 2005-10-20 21:16:28 UTC While London is believed to be overdue a quake, researchers claim there is only a one-in-a-thousand-year chance of a magnitude 5 tremor occurring in the capital. Homeowners rushed into the streets in their nightclothes to check for structural damage. Epicenter at 41.911, -81.245 (5.2 miles), 1992-03-15 06:13:55 UTC (4.2 miles), 2001-01-26 03:03:20 UTC Are you sure you want to delete this comment? It's not like a weather forecast where you can see a storm coming. Fairport Harbor Lincolnshire police reported dozens of calls from anxious residents near the epicentre. The earthquake happened at 8.45am on Tuesday, September 8, with an epicentre at Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire, but tremors were felt across surrounding areas stretching into London. It was decided to cancel that evening's performance. The United States Geological Survey reported an earthquake 5 … Epicenter at 41.84, -81.23 Londoners were jolted today by the largest earthquake in Britain for 24 years. However, while the UK is nowhere near in the same league as high seismicity areas such as California and Japan, it nevertheless has a moderate rate of seismicity, sufficiently high to pose a potential hazard to sensitive installations such as dams and chemical plants. 6.2 km from As a result, the last twenty years have seen a large effort by BGS and others to improve instrumental monitoring of earthquakes and to research and revise the h… Rescue workers were searching for survivors hidden under the rubble in the western Turkish city of Izmir yesterday, after an earthquake in the Aegean Sea killed at … "My whole house shook like it was going to fall over and it felt as if the whole roof was coming off," he said. Fairport Harbor Epicenter at 43.21, -80.57 at 20:11 June 20, 2006 UTC, Location: Epicenter at 44.677, -80.482 2019-06-10 14:50:44 UTC A Bedfordshire town has been hit by a third earthquake in two weeks. Subscribe to ad-free EarthquakeTrack Plus for the best earthquake tracking experience plus additional features and subscriber-only perks. The UK is not a country generally associated in the public mind with earthquakes. Earthquake of 3.3 magnitude felt in parts of southern England. For sothe this was a Lord to dredeSo sodeynly mad mon agastOf gold and selver thei tok non hede. A small earthquake was recorded in the early hours of Wednesday morning near London's Gatwick Airport. It was the largest quake since 1984 when one measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale shook the Lleyn Peninsula of North Wales and was widely felt across England and Wales. Edgewood I was in a deep sleep and all of a sudden woke to find my bed shaking. (3.2 miles), 2006-06-20 20:11:18 UTC Perry An aftershock measuring 1.8 on the Richter scale was reported at 4am. (6.2 miles), 1993-10-16 06:30:05 UTC In Birmingham, a 31-year-old pregnant woman suffered a panic attack. St. Thomas The tremor, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, lasted up to 15 seconds. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? 1998-09-25 19:52:52 UTC at 19:52 September 25, 1998 UTC Location: Epicenter at 41.495, -80.388 10.2 km from Greenville (6.2 miles) Depth: 5 km Madison For sothe this was a Lord to dredeSo sodeynly mad mon agastOf gold and selver thei tok non hede. Epicenter at 41.698, -81.012 The kids were screaming and so was my wife. This size of the quake, which hit at about 8.45am this morning (Tuesday, September 8) would have caused most people to experience items in their home rattling and feel some shaking in the ground. At least one person was taken to hospital after a chimney collapsed and fell through the roof onto him as he lay sleeping in bed. "It made us very, very busy for about an hour," said a force spokeswoman. at 14:50 June 10, 2019 UTC, Location: Updated map of eyewitnesses' reports following M3.9 #earthquake in #England . at 19:21 June 30, 2003 UTC, Location: ", Bev Finnegan, who lives in Market Rasen, said: "The noise was really, really terrifying, so deep and rumbling. 30.2 km from 5.2 km from Londoners were jolted today by the largest earthquake in Britain for 24 years. A minor earthquake with a 4.4 magnitude has affected parts of Wales and England. It went on for a few seconds and then stopped.". According to the British Geological Survey (BGS) quake maps, the epicentre was in 3km northwest of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, and recorded at a … My wife came downstairs carrying my one-year-old, who had been woken up. The biggest earthquake in the UK for nearly 25 years has shaken homes across large parts of the country. at 21:16 October 20, 2005 UTC, Location: (2.2 miles), 2007-03-12 23:18:16 UTC 10.2 km from at 10:51 August 28, 1981 UTC, Location: 15.2 km from Epicenter at 43.71, -78.997 I jumped out of bed and held on to a glass-fronted wardrobe in case it toppled on us. Earthquake Simulator at Natural History Museum, London - YouTube at 06:30 October 16, 1993 UTC, Location: (9.2 miles), 1981-08-28 10:51:32 UTC A third earthquake strikes Leighton Buzzard (Picture: British Geological Survey) A UK town has been hit by its third earthquake in three weeks, causing a loud bang and homes to rattle. BGS seismologists have recently completed a new seismic hazard assessment for the UK. We had been in an earthquake before and this felt just the same. The last large earthquake to affect London occurred on the 6 April 1580 and was estimated to have been a relatively large magnitude 5.5 based on … An elderly man from Wombwell, Barnsley, suffered injuries to his pelvis after the chimney of his house fell on him as he slept. The quake's strength was described as "significant" by seismologist Brian Baptie of the British Geological Survey. 4.2 km from Several buildings were wrecked in Turkey’s western Izmir province and the quake triggered a tsunami. The quake struck just before 1am, with the epicentre at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, about 150 miles from London. London is overdue for an earthquake that could cause billions of pounds worth of damage, a leading seismologist warned today. "No one's been injured as far as we are aware. "It was absolutely terrifying. She said the upstairs windows were shaking like skeleton's teeth.". The British Geological Survey received reports suggesting the earthquake felt like a "convoy of HGVs" driving past a house. In 2013, one of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School's performances of Earthquakes in London was cancelled due to earthquake activity in New Zealand. 15.2 km from He added: "It will have been widely felt across England and Wales." Epicenter at 41.28, -81.38 Kensington and Chelsea councillor Matthew Palmer, 43, felt the tremor as he watched the news in his front room in north Kensington. ONN – A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has shaken Turkey and Greece. 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