Somerset Earthquake - 3.2 magnitude tremor

Posted on 6th December, 2019


The BBC reports "Somerset earthquake: Homes shaken by 3.2 magnitude tremor

An earthquake has struck in the west of England, causing homes to shake in several villages, the British Geological Survey has said.


The 3.2 magnitude quake's epicentre was recorded near the town of Bridgwater in Somerset, the BGS confirmed.


Residents reported the "whole house rattled", with another another saying there was a "big rumble and [the] house [was] given a definite shove". The quake hit at 22:49 GMT at a depth of three miles (5km), the BGS said ...


Residents in several towns and villages across Somerset including Taunton, Weston-super-Mare, Bridgwater and Cheddar said they had felt the earthquake ...


The earthquake is the latest to be felt in the UK following a series of tremors in Surrey and Lancashire."


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See previous reports of a Somerset earthquake on 17 February 2019, one confirmed in the Bristol Channel on 20 February 2014 and one in Highbridge on 30 December 2012


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