Friday, 29 February 2008

Earthquake of England

I experienced......
clipped from

Earthquake felt across much of UK
The biggest earthquake in the UK for nearly 25 years has shaken homes across large parts of the country.
Kleber Afonso surveys the damage to his home in South Yorkshire
People in Newcastle, Yorkshire, London, Cumbria, the Midlands, Norfolk and also parts of Wales, felt the tremor just before 0100 GMT.
A man suffered a broken pelvis when a chimney collapsed in South Yorkshire.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the epicentre of the 5.2 magnitude quake was near Market Rasen in Lincolnshire.
Davie Galloway, seismologist for the BGS, said people had reported feeling the tremor from as far as Bangor in Northern Ireland to the west, Haarlem in Holland to the east, Plymouth to the south and Edinburgh to the north.
Student David Bates, 19, suffered a broken pelvis when he was pinned under masonry in his attic bedroom in Barnsley Road, Wombwell, South Yorks.
His father Paul Bates said: "There was a rumble and then we heard a bang and my son screaming 'Dad'."
His son was taken to hospital and was due to undergo surgery later.

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