01 March 2008

Earthquake hits Britian

Britain was shaken by a huge earth tremor at 12.56am this morning which was felt by people from Yorkshire to the South Coast. Thousands of people reported their homes being shaken violently and furniture moving and hundreds more took to the streets for safety and to check for damage. The epicentre of the tremor, which measured 5.3 on the Richter scale according to the British Geological Survey, was centred on the village of Holton cum Beckering, about 15 miles northeast of Lincoln. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre was 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) from the Earth’s surface. The tremor is the biggest in Britain since 1984 when north Wales was hit by a quake which registered at 5.4 on the Richter scale.

I felt the whole house shake it was such a weird feeling although it didn't seem to last for too long, Mum shouted me the next morning and said did you feel the house move in the night, I bet that was an earthquake or something. I made my way down stairs and put the TV on andsure enough it was, the first I had experienced. I asked my colleagues if they had felt it also but most of them had not.

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