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Offline Maik

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Wobbly Wales
« on: Saturday, 17 February, 2018 @ 19:58:29 »
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Earthquake felt across much of England and Wales

A minor earthquake with a 4.4 magnitude has affected parts of Wales and England.

The quake was felt over all of Wales, most of western England, as far east as London and as far north as the southern edge of the Lake District, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said.

The epicentre was approximately 20km north-north-east of Swansea and at a depth of 7.4km, it added.

There have been no reports of serious damage or injuries.

Events of this magnitude happen in the UK every three to five years, the BGS said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43097113


Magnitude   mb 4.7
Region   WALES-ENGLAND REGION, U.K.
Date time   2018-02-17 14:31:05.6 UTC
Location   51.66 N ; 3.82 W
Depth   10 km
Distances   249 km SE of Dublin, Ireland / pop: 1,025,000 / local time: 14:31:05.6 2018-02-17
49 km NW of Cardiff, United Kingdom / pop: 303,000 / local time: 14:31:05.6 2018-02-17
10 km NE of Swansea, United Kingdom / pop: 171,000 / local time: 14:31:05.6 2018-02-17
1 km W of Neath, United Kingdom / pop: 46,200 / local time: 14:31:05.6 2018-02-17
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=649041

Offline Mediterranean Man

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Re: Wobbly Wales
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, 17 February, 2018 @ 20:43:40 »
Biggest quake in the UK for 10 years.