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More than 1,400 ‘felt’ reports recorded across the region following the earthquake felt in Grantham


By David Parker


The latest BGS map based on 850 'felt' reports following last night's earthquake.
The latest BGS map based on 850 'felt' reports following last night's earthquake.

Here is the latest imagery released by the British Geological Survey, following the earthquake felt in Grantham last night (Wednesday).

Tremors measuring a magnitude of 3.8 were felt in the town at 10.25pm, with the epicentre near Cottesmore, 17 miles south of Grantham, at a depth of eight kilometres.

Data from the seismogram, published by the British Geological Survey.
Data from the seismogram, published by the British Geological Survey.

Throughout the night, BGS has been logging ‘felt’ reports to determine how far from the epicentre the tremors were felt.

This map was released this morning just after 8am, showing 850 ‘felt’ reports. BGS said more than 1,400 reports have been made so far.

Dozens of people contacted the Journal on Twitter and Facebook last night to share their accounts of the earthquake, which also reached Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

Measuring 3.8, the earthquake is classed as ‘minor’ but it was strong enough to have countless people taking to social networking sites.

BGS detects between 150-200 earthquakes in the UK each year. Last night’s quake was the second in two days to hit the UK – an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 was recorded in Winchester on Tuesday night.



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