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Winchester earthquake: Tremor felt in Hampshire
« on: Wednesday, 28 January, 2015 @ 00:31:58 »
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 has been recorded in Hampshire, the British Geological Survey has confirmed.

Postings on social media reported buildings in the Winchester area shaking following a tremor shortly after 18:30 GMT.

A police spokeswoman said no injuries or serious damage had been reported.

Matthew Emery, from South Wonston, near Winchester described the experience as "almost as if Concorde had flown over".

The British Geological Survey (Bgs) reported a tremor at a depth of 3km (1.2miles) at Headbourne Worthy, just north east of Winchester.

BGS Seismologist David Galloway said the UK experienced about 10 quakes of such a size each year which were "usually quite widely felt around the area".

"We live on a dynamic planet. We're actually sitting in the middle of one of the plates on the earth's crust, but because of the stresses caused by all the movement, we still get little earthquakes in the UK."

Residents took to social media to describe what happened.

Rowland Rees tweeted: "Quake felt in Crawley, Winchester. Whole house shook for a few seconds!"

Rachel Cristofoli, in Kings Worthy, said: "Everyone felt it and came outside to see what was going on. It lasted about 5 seconds, but the houses all shook from top to bottom."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-31009707

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Re: Winchester earthquake: Tremor felt in Hampshire
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 28 January, 2015 @ 12:02:03 »
Frack Off!

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Re: Winchester earthquake: Tremor felt in Hampshire
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 28 January, 2015 @ 17:40:07 »
Seven miles up the road from us in Alresford!
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