By Richard Wright
Thursday, February 20, 2014
AN earthquake in the south west today (Thursday) — the biggest in the UK for six years, measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale — registered only a small spike on the Isle of Wight.
A Carisbrooke Castle Museum spokesman confirmed the tremor in the Bristol Channel would have been felt on the Isle of Wight, but said seismographic equipment showed its local effect was "far less significant" than the Japanese earthquake, which led to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.
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by Keven Ball
21st February 2014, at 12:46:18
That is a good one Carl :)
by steve paul taylor
21st February 2014, at 10:12:33
MMM there was one in Almeria last week didn't effect me Yarmouth how strange
by carl palmer
20th February 2014, at 20:34:25
i felt the earth move a few times with the wife....does that count?
20th February 2014, at 20:33:25
shame it didn’t cause a massive sink hole in the Solent and drain it dry.... make putting a bridge in much easier
by neil king
20th February 2014, at 19:34:47
Glad it wasn't felt here, thats all undercliff needs...
by Russell Palin
20th February 2014, at 18:53:46
The groundwater pressure works in ways we have forgotten it seems.The news does not hint such, I am shocked.The River Severn was at an epic level recently.....I have been in a 5.4 June 84 40 miles from the epicenter.In the current waterlogged state of parts of the UK damage would be a worry, "like sand on the beach' shake it and.....Sinkholes, slips and quakes are quite normal after such events as Winter 2013/4. As they always have been.
by Jacqueline Chambers
20th February 2014, at 18:19:05
Like it James!
20th February 2014, at 17:41:35
I have experienced an earthquake that luckily was not too major. It is a funny feeling I agree.
by James McAdder
20th February 2014, at 17:36:52
Been in a couple of earthquakes. Nothing major, 1990. Bishops castle UK mag 5.1 and 2012 California mag 6.3.A most odd feeling.
by Baz Taylor
20th February 2014, at 17:15:30
I like it James! LOL!
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