People were awakened in Scotland, Wales and Englnad by a quake measuring5.2 on the Richter scale last night. That’s the biggest quake in the UK in 20 years. The British Geological Survey says it occurred at a depth of 15.4 k and lasted 10 seconds.
It occurred at 12:56 GMT which for those of us in North America would be -5 hours minimum, we’d have been finishing up chores, chatting on the phone, getting the kids ready for bed, watching TV.
The epicentre of the quake was Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, about 30 kilometres about south west of Grimsby. One man received some leg injuries when his chimney landed in his bedroom.
There are about 200 quakes in the the UK each year, people feel about 1/8th of them. The last one felt this much was in North Wales in 1984.
Did anything break in your place?