Earthquake, England

England doesn’t often experience earthquakes, and when it does they usually occur in the southern part of the country. Today’s event occurred in the northern part of England’s “earthquake belt.”

Today’s earthquake struck at 1:57 p.m. New Zealand Daylight Time on Wednesday the 27th of February 2008 (57 minutes after midnight, local time). The magnitude 4.7 quake was very shallow at 10 km according to preliminary analysis.

It was located 50 km south of Kingston upon Hull, 70 km north-east of Nottingham, 80 km east of Sheffield. The epicentre is 205 km north of London.

[Compiled from data supplied by the U.S. Geological Survey and its contributing agencies.]

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