Earthquake Magnitude 4.7 - ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (UK) 27/02/08
Earthquake East Midlands UK 27/02/08
Unlike all the other earthquakes I report on this blog I actually felt this one, it occured about 12.45am GMT and shook my caravan that I'm working in. I don't know how strong it was but it caused neighbours to come out on the street, I am about 17 miles from Nottingham and this is only the 3rd time in my 45 years I have felt an earthquake. If anyone has any more information please add it to the comments.
A "significant" earthquake which hit the UK resulted in at least one injury and damage likely to run into millions of pounds.
The Association of British Insurers said that the cost of damage to homes and property is likely to be in excess of £10 million.
The tremor hit at around 1am and was measured at 5.2 on the Richter scale.
Its epicentre was near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, but emergency services across the UK received calls following the incident.
Tremors have been felt across England, according to Sky News witnesses this morning.
The epicentre of the expected earthquake is believed to have been 15 miles from Lincoln.
The tremor, timed at 12:56am, read 4.7 on the Reichter scale.
Reports of rooms shaking have been received from Manchester to Norfolk.
Viewers in Rugby, Oldham, London, Windsor, West Yorkshire, Blackpool and Dunstable have all recorded being awoken by the shake.
Felt it in Shropshire, too!
I was shaken awake in Middlewood, Sheffield. I have never felt an earthquake. There were people walking outside in the dark wondering what happened. Some thought it was an explosion, my first thought was that part of our apartment block had fallen down!
I've felt it as well. I live just almost in the middle of Oxford. that's one of the most weird things ever happened to me while i'm here in England....i thought it is the less sysmic place in the world...
- Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 00:56:45 UTC
- Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 12:56:45 AM at epicenter
- Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 53.321°N, 0.314°W Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program Region ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM Distances 50 km (30 miles) S of Kingston upon Hull, England, UK
70 km (45 miles) NE of Nottingham, England, UK
80 km (50 miles) E of Sheffield, England, UK
205 km (125 miles) N of LONDON, United Kingdom
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 6.8 km (4.2 miles); depth fixed by location program Parameters NST= 50, Nph= 50, Dmin=291.4 km, Rmss=1.02 sec, Gp= 54°,
M-type=body magnitude (Mb), Version=7 Source
- USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2008nyae
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Nottingham, United Kingdom