Earthquake close to Hull and Grimsby ‘felt 100km away’ (News)


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The British Geological Survey stated such earthquakes occurred about each two years

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake centred in north-east Lincolnshire has reportedly been felt as much as 60 miles (100km) away.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) stated it occurred at 23:14 BST on Saturday with the epicentre in Grimsby at a depth of 11 miles (18km).

It was felt primarily in Lincolnshire, and Hull, the BGS added.

It comes almost a decade after the 5.2-magnitude earthquake in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, which was felt broadly throughout England and Wales.

Impartial organisation European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) stated it had acquired reviews from individuals 100km from the epicentre who had felt the tremor.

The BGS stated it had acquired reviews together with how “the entire home shook for a few seconds”, “heard a rumble with a simultaneous trembling”, “the mattress began to shake”, “the radiator jolted” and somebody who “thought it was a lorry crashing exterior”.

Nonetheless, it added that such earthquakes weren’t unusual within the UK and occurred about each two years.

Many individuals went on social media to ask what it was that they had simply felt.

The biggest earthquake within the UK this yr befell in Cwmllynfell in south Wales on 17 February and registered a magnitude of 4.6.


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