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Cornwall 'quake
« on: Friday, 09 August, 2019 @ 08:02:11 »
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Homes shake as Cornwall hit by earthquake

An earthquake has hit west Cornwall, with residents reporting hearing a loud bang and feeling their homes shake.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the quake, measuring 2.2 on the magnitude scale, happened about three miles (5km) south-west of Falmouth.

Residents in the Helston area reported feeling the quake at about 17:00 BST. No structural damage has been reported.

There are about 15 events of this size or greater a year in the UK, the BGS said.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-49286669


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Magnitude   ML 2.2
Region   ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Date time   2019-08-08 16:52:06.0 UTC
Location   50.11 N ; 5.11 W
Depth   3 km
Distances   199 km W of Saint Peter Port, Guernsey / pop: 16,500 / local time: 17:52:06.0 2019-08-08
18 km S of Truro, United Kingdom / pop: 22,100 / local time: 17:52:06.0 2019-08-08
6 km S of Penryn, United Kingdom / pop: 7,400 / local time: 17:52:06.0 2019-08-08
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=785080