See the live data from our seismic monitoring stations http://t.co/ego5yKQWeu This image is from Elham (ELSH) pic.twitter.com/Pygc39yqoM, Stop wasting billions on testing. The great British sense of humour has been in no shortage of supply this morning. "It was awful but there was no damage. There actually was an earthquake and I felt it here in South London! Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below. The British Geological Survey said there "could be more tremors" following the quake, which it described as "quite significant" and was the biggest felt in Britain for seven years. 8.0 or greater: Great earthquake. I had no idea what it was until I saw the news this morning. Has anyone else had that problem? Kent was last hit by an earthquake in March 2009, with experts recording a â¦ Can cause serious damage in areas several hundred kilometres across. It just cleared.". However, a spokesman told BBC Radio Kent: "Not all earthquakes have aftershocks. Sarah Luddington said: "I was in bed and I went downstairs because I thought something had smashed into the house, like a car or something. I heard a loud crack at first, then the house shook for about 20 seconds. (Hover over the bars to see the exact magnitude). It was truly terrifying and, until I got affirmation on social media that it was indeed a tremor, it was very frightening. Weird experience anyway. Britain's biggest earthquake in seven years has hit Kent. But all the same it was a relatively unusual event for the UK: Earthquakes the size of the Ramsgate event happen approximately every 2 years in the UK & approximately 4500 times in the world annual, Geologists say Tuesday’s tremors likely to be aftershocks of Leighton Buzzard quake on 8 September, Police receive reports of houses shaking from public in Leighton Buzzard, They are rare, but about 20 quakes that are strong enough to feel occur annually in Britain, Police say no reports of injuries as Stockton residents describe rumble and shaking, Available for everyone, funded by readers. The whole house shook. Earthquake Information for Kent, Washington. The tremor, which was recorded at a depth of 9.5 miles, struck west of â¦ Social media users were quick to make light of the quake, jokingly posting "devastating scenes" of overturned wheelie bins and garden furniture with messages such as "We will rebuild". Buildings shake as 4.2 magnitude earthquake hits off Kent coast Updated / Friday, 22 May 2015 15:38 The BGS said that the earthquake's epicentre was approximately 7km south of Ramsgate We can't predict.". Quiz: just how weird was the Great Kent Earthquake of 2015? More often than you might think, as these figures from the British Geological Survey show. Kent ) - - - - | Quakes (show) all >M3 >M4 >M5 >M6 M7+ / past 24h - past 48h - past week - past 2 weeks / Archive. Chris Hill, from Inspired Control Engineering, said although the engine was not running at the time data clearly showed the vibration. Now I have some sort of idea what people living in quake zones go through. A spokesman said: “It has now been confirmed parts of east Kent has been affected by an earthquake measuring just 4.3 on the Richter scale (British Geological Survey). But tremors were felt across the Kent coast and throughout the region, as this map from the British Geological Survey shows. Kent earthquake: Twitter has a field day after 4.3 magnitude tremor hits the South East. #Kentearthquake. The US Geological Survey measured the quake as magnitude 4.0. The Kent earthquake was significantly smaller than that which caused widespread devastation and claimed thousands of lives in Nepal. The earthquake activity that began there in July 2014 has produced 234 earthquakes greater than magnitude 3.0, and 24 earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or larger, including the largest, a magnitude 4.8 on Sept. 14 and a magnitude 4.6 just before Christmas this year. "This means we do not pinpoint a specific earthquake to a specific fault because even if a location is a few hundred metres off it could have been a completely different fault. My wife and I jumped out of bed at 2 50 as our flat in Deal began to shake quite violently. Kent woken up by 4.2 magnitude earthquake â but Twitter seems to be taking it in its stride with hilarious show of âsolidarityâ. I woke my partner and said that there had been an earth tremor. 4.8 17km NNE of Victoria, Canada. I was woken with a start by the tremor at 02.50ish this morning, felt our bed shaking and bedroom door rattling which was accompanied by what sounded like a distant thunder rumble. Well, look no further: we can answer all of those questions - and more - for you here. So this is the biggest earthquake to hit Britain since a 5.2 magnitude quake in Lincolnshire in 2008, but how often do they strike the UK? The worst affected area was the town of Folkestone, although the towns of Deal, Dover and Ashford were also affected. Musician Jake West was in his terraced house in Canterbury when he reported it started shaking. We will continue to liaise with our partner agencies to ensure we are providing help and support in any areas needed.”. Experts said it was difficult to link this morning's earthquake to a specific fault line. USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards. It felt like someone had slammed a sticking door very hard. The earthquake overnight measured magnitude 4.2 on the Richter scale, the largest recorded in Britain since 2007. Reader Pauline Field, who lives in Borden, near Sittingbourne, has been in touch: The whole house and the wall behind my bed shook. So this is the biggest earthquake to hit Britain since a 4.3 magnitude quake in Folkestone in 2007. ", I'm not going mad! "I've looked outside and all appears to be fine in the street. An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 shook windows and caused walls to creak when it struck in the middle of the night in Kent. Earlier this month, Nepal was devastated by an earthquake measuring a huge 7.3 magnitude.. Live scenes in Kent after they had a catastrophic earthquake! Thought something had collapsed outside, so got up to check. pic.twitter.com/9KPBi44z8f. By Michael Rundle. #kent. British seismologists sent a series of tweets in the early hours of the morning and provided some perspective by drawing a comparison with the disaster in Nepal: Today's 4.2 magnitude Ramsgate earthquake is approx 260,000 times smaller than the 7.8 #NepalQuake event. But it was Britainâs biggest earthquake since a 5.2 magnitude tremor struck in Lincolnshire in 2008. The British Geological Survey has just released more images of seismograms from stations closest to the Kent earthquake epicentre. After the 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit early today, you might be wondering what causes a tremor, how common they are - and what you should do if one hits. 2.1 magnitude earthquake 2020-10-11 20:38:24 UTC at 20:38 October 11, 2020 UTC Location: Epicenter at 47.608, -121.733 9.2 km from Fall City (5.2 miles) ", Muni Prasad described feeling this morning's earthquake in Ramsgate (PA), Bob Fludgate said: "I was woken up in the early hours as if a lorry had hit the house. Glad it wasn’t what it sounded like! It happened shortly before 3am. I thought 'an earthquake' and I hadn't heard nothing. It was very odd. My cats jumped off the bed and looked very worried. I went on social media to make sure it wasn't all just a dream wondering whether there had been a bomb, a plane crashing nearby or something else! Further afield, a few reports have been received from the Faversham, Chatham, Basildon and Southend-on-Sea areas. Share this Last updated: 22 May 2015, 10:10 BST Almost all of them have come from within a 25km radius of the epicentre, covering Ramsgate and Margate and there surrounding hamlets as far south as Dover and Folkestone (18-26km southwest of the epicentre), Canterbury (22km to the west of the epicentre) and Herne Bay (20km to the northwest of the epicentre). More Telegraph readers have been in touch with their stories of feeling this morning's Kent earthquake. The Kent incident is the largest recorded in Britain since an earthquake in Dudley in 2002. Read Earthquake shakes Kent latest on ITV News. We instantly knew it was an earthquake. It was a magnitude of 4.2, shacking windows and causing walls to creak when it struck 1.4 miles off the coast near Ramsgate at 2.52am. @kent_police 6.1 to 6.9: Can be destructive in areas of up to about 100 km. Some people having been having fun with that fact... First pic of #kent #earthquake damage comes in pic.twitter.com/7I7NFtk4wU. Scary stuff. David Galloway, a seismologist with the British Geological Survey, said: "The whole of the UK is criss-crossed by thousands of fault lines but most of them are at depth. This year was dominated by the earthquake in Nepal in April, with around 9,000 deaths. It was scary.". But where else have relatively big earthquakes occurred in the UK in the last eight years? Can cause serious damage over larger areas. I also heard a rumble, a groan sort of, and the neighbour's dogs started barking and I could hear the seagulls madly squawking. The magnitude 4.2 earthquake was being investigated by seismologists at the British Geological Survey which said tremors had been felt in areas including Margate. My house really shook, I thought I was imagining it!! "We were woken up suddenly," he said. The reality was more prosaic, if equally unexpected: the largest earthquake in Britain for five years causing damage that ran into tens of millions of pounds. Police and the fire and rescue service had no reports of structural damage or injuries. By Michael Rundle. Less than 3.5: Generally not felt, but recorded by earthquake monitoring equipment. And Sarah Coleman said: "I slept through it and I heard about it on the news this morning. Which is the largest earthquake on record to have hit Britain? Indeed it shook enough for the porcelain figurines on bathroom windowsill to crash into the bath and break. I'm quite a deep sleeper, too. He lost his internet connection, too. We have not received any reports of injuries or damage at this time #KentEarthquake. “Thought door to hotel was being kicked in, woke up alarmed”, “Woke the whole household and neighbours with a bang that lasted 1-2 seconds”, "Walls of house creaked, sounded like heavy object rolling over roof of the house”, “Noise and the whole building just shaking. Graham Johnson, who lives in Bedworth, Warwickshire, has been in touch to say he was woken up at the time of the quake by all his landline phones ringing continuously - then going completely dead. ", My god that earthquake has freaked me out! This was the second earthquake â¦ The vibrations felt like being on cruise ship when it comes onto port sideways. Either a giant just bounced on my roof, or I just felt a little earthquake. Worst thing is I immediately went to Twitter to find out what was going on and for reassurance that I wasn't going crazy. It added: "This morning's earthquake is approx 25km north-east of the 28 April 2007 Folkestone earthquake â¦ You can find out here with our history of earthquakes in the UK. Hello and welcome to our liveblog after a magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Kent at shortly before 3am. Epicentre two miles west of Ramsgate â near Kent International Airport. Quiz; 22 May 2015 "In 2005 we had just shy of a magnitude-5," Kent said. British Geological Survey (BGS) seismologist Roger Musson said the tremor was around 4.3 on the Richter scale, with an epicentre 7.5 miles off the Dover coast. Here's seismicity map for this morning's 4.2 earthquake, 5km south of Ramsgate, Kent & approx 100km east of London pic.twitter.com/XaF9cRY4gm. It gave me a tremendous shock but my son didn't stir! Kent quake: 'The whole house shook' Jump to media player Reporter Simon Jones talks about being woken up by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake which originated near Sandwich in Kentâ¦ Didn't sleep for ages after. GMT/UTC Time : 2015-05-22 01:52:17. There have been two earthquakes in Kent since 2007, notably another one less than two years later, which was also in Folkestone, on March 3, 2009 but was less severe at 3.0 on the Richter scale. Despite months spent in NZ this is my first one that I’ve felt.”. Email email@example.com. Vibrations picked up at the Tempest gas turbine at the Discovery Park in Sandwich (Inspired Control Engineering). British Geological Survey. Share. Other Kent residents tweeted their reactions after being woken by the tremors. Despite months spent in NZ this is my first one that I've felt. "We will continue to liaise with our partner agencies to ensure we are providing help and support in any areas needed," the police spokesman said. Thank god for 24 hrs news & social media to find out.". No damage that I can see. That's the end of our live blog after the Kent earthquake - thanks for following. Kent also experienced smaller tremors in 1776 and 1950, which were in the "low fours". While the British Geological Survey said it recorded the quake as 4.2 magnitude, other agencies initially recorded varying measurements. Did you feel the earthquake? He added: "Lying in bed when the house suddenly shook. #Earthquake #KentEarthquake. A âDRAMATIC, violent, jarring and joltingâ earthquake has struck the UK near Kent, waking residents in the middle of the night with the shock of their lives. “Lying in bed when the house suddenly shook. Other Kent residents tweeted their reactions after being woken by the tremors. Can cause major damage to poorly-constructed buildings, but only over small regions. My daughter said she was woken up and her clothes hangers rattling on the door handle, but because we watched the Enfield Haunting before bed, we were both scared to get up. A Nepalese woman searches in the rubble of her collapsed house for her family members. Does the fact Britain has experienced a 4.2 magnitude earthquake this morning mean we are more likely to feel more? A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has been felt in parts of Kent, England, about 100kms east of London. The room was rocking side to side, it was a very weird, frightening experience. / | List People in east Kent tell of tremors hitting just before 3am this morning. â BGS (@BritGeoSurvey) May 22, 2015 Today's 4.2 magnitude Ramsgate earthquake is approx 260,000 times smaller than the 7.8 #NepalQuake event â BGS (@BritGeoSurvey) May 22, 2015 The 4.2 magnitude earthquake might have been the biggest to hit Britain in seven years, but the fact the epicentre was 1.4 miles off the Kent coast meant the county escaped physical damage - but it will bring back memories for some. All the Friday 22nd May 2015 news. pic.twitter.com/3NnZuqI6m6, Devastating #earthquake hits Kent pic.twitter.com/RihF9O64Ce, Reports are coming in of an #earthquake in #Kent last night. This interactive graphic should help gauge its magnitude compared to others since 2007: We've just delved back into the Telegraph postbag to bring you some more experiences from readers. Will Mosedale, University of Kent student: Woke up thinking that exam stress had got the better of me and that I was shaking, then I realised that the rest of the room was shaking too and thought it was a strange dream. The moment the earthquake hit was captured by the instruments on the Tempest gas turbine at the Discovery Park, in Sandwich. An earthquake of 4.2 magnitude hit Kent this morning, rattling buildings and waking up residents. 22 May 2015. This graph shows you. We're not entirely certain what all the numbers mean, but they certainly show a lot of activity around the same time at just before 3am. It tweeted: “M4.3 earthquake strikes 46km SE of Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom).”. Kent earthquake: Tremors measuring 4.3 on Richter scale violently shake homes ... May 22, 2015. Magnitude 4.2 quake affects Canterbury, Margate and Whitstable, with people jolted from sleep and taking to social media to express their alarm, Fri 22 May 2015 07.16 BST "She came to our room and said, 'Did you feel it?' But now there are jokes about the joke on social media. A 4.2-magnitude earthquake has been felt across Kent after striking just before 3am this morning, shaking buildings and waking residents. The force was inundated with calls about the incident after it began receiving reports of the tremor in the East Kent area at around 2.57am. Certainly woke me up!”, Jonathan Tapp said: “Earthquake in East Kent and now can’t get back to sleep. Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km. Most important Earthquake Data: Magnitude : 4. The epicentre was 1.4 miles west of Ramsgate at a depth of 9.5 miles. This morningâs earthquake is approx 25km north-east of the 28 April 2007 Folkestone earthquake which had a magnitude of 4.3 ML â BGS (@BritGeoSurvey) May 22, 2015 Todayâs 4.2 magnitude Ramsgate earthquake is approx 260,000 times smaller than the 7.8 #NepalQuake event Thought something had collapsed outside, so got up to check. Well, maybe. Random and occasionally funny content for you to laugh at or the snowflakes to get offended by lol Happy scrolling. "Earthquakes happen all over the UK - we get some 200 a year on average. Kent Earthquake 2015. "I went on Facebook and it was all on there. He got up to make tea; he thought I was mistaken and that a burglar had climbed onto the scaffolding. The Kent earthquake early today is the biggest to hit Britain in seven years since a 5.2 magnitude quake struck Market Rasen, in Lincolnshire, on February 27, 2008. And Barry Hunt, who lives in Faversham, reports: I was woken by a short graunching shudder. All the Friday 22nd May 2015 news. By Michael Rundle. â Kent Police (UK) (@kent_police) May 22, 2015 We can confirm that there has been an earth tremor in parts of Kent that registered 4.3 on the richter scale. My daughter felt it as well. It shook everything - my bed was bouncing. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, based in Paris, said the earthquake measured 4.3 on the Richter scale. Under 6.0 At most, slight damage to well-designed buildings. But what does the magnitude scale actually mean? It lasted probably less than 10 seconds, but was pretty scary to be woken in such a way and I lay awake for nearly two hours wondering if I'd imagined it but was convinced I hadn't more so because of the door rattling. pic.twitter.com/j8FzrxSXSU, No matter how much inconvenience the #KentEarthquake has caused....us kentonians will troop on x pic.twitter.com/WUfdA45C9k, Apparently #Kent had an #earthquake last night. Weird experience anyway.”. By Danny Boyle 22 May 2015 â¢ 15:47 pm . Even the plantation blinds in my son's room were rattling. With no reports of injuries or structural damage caused by the earthquake, the tremor that shook the Garden of England this morning is, well, ripe for ridicule. “I’ve looked outside and all appears to be fine in the street. Scary! Residents tweeted their reactions after being awoken by the tremors. Here are seismograms from stations closest to #KentEarthquake epicentre, get live data here http://t.co/ego5yL8x62 pic.twitter.com/MiN7p5Cijk. About sharing. Earthquakes the size of the Ramsgate event happen approximately every two years in â¦ But with this my wife said it felt like something different. Of those surveyed shortly after the earthquake, two-thirds reported that their windows rattled and one-third said their furniture shook. There was a strange rumbling sound. On Friday morning the world woke up to reports of an earthquake in Kent â and their Twitter feeds stuffed full of the same jokes endlessly retweeted. The Kent earthquake overnight measured magnitude 4.2 on the Richter scale, the largest recorded in Britain since 2007. Here are some of them: The only way I can describe it is like when you drink too much and wake up in the night with the room moving and feeling disorientated! We've pulled together a full report on the earthquake that hit Kent early today - and explained why the tremor that shook the Garden of England became ripe for ridicule... Want to see how today's Kent earthquake compares to others in Britain in the last few years? Kent earthquake of 4.2 magnitude hits coast - as it happened ... 2015. Another reader, John MacAlister, said he believed he could feel the earthquake across the Channel in Normandy. A 4.3 magnitude quake - which lasted for two minutes - hit Folkestone at 8.19am on April 28, 2007, leaving the Garden of England with widespread damage. It felt like there was someone very heavy who was stomping down the stairs.”, Either a giant just bounced on my roof, or I just felt a little earthquake. The US Geological Survey measured the quake as magnitude 4.0. Thank god for 24 hrs news & social media to find out. Lots more Telegraph readers have been in touch to share their experiences of the Kent earthquake. An earthquake measuring 4.2 in magnitude has shaken Kent. I could feel everything shaking. Iain Buchanan, of Ramsgate, said: "So I'm not going mental, my house shook due to an earthquake in Kent of all places. And we said we had. Will obviously see more later when it's lighter. In my daughter's room, books had fallen down. "For a few seconds the property was moving. The #KentEarthquake has left a path of overused tweets in its wake pic.twitter.com/FFfA1xGNOY, In Ramsgate, 42-year-old Muni Prasad was among the locals who reported being jolted from their beds in the middle of the night. Damage in Folkestone after the April 2007 earthquake. If you need it, some context from the British Geological Survey: "Today's 4.2 magnitude Ramsgate earthquake is approximately 260,000 times smaller than the 7.8 Nepal quake event," said a spokesman. At 2.53am, we were woken up by the house shaking for about 10 seconds. Quiz: just how weird was the Great Kent Earthquake of 2015? Sounded like a distant bomb going off, then my ill-fitting windows rattled like crazy. The 2007 Kent earthquake registered 4.3 on the Richter scale and struck south east Kent, South East England on 28 April 2007 at 07:18:12 UTC (08:18:12 local time), at a shallow depth of 5.3 km.. Share page. My first reaction in the morning was to look at the news. The British Geological Survey said earthquakes similar in size to the one that struck Kent overnight happen around every two years in the UK. Kent, WA has a very high earthquake risk, with a total of 1,033 earthquakes since 1931. Luckily I got a call in morning asking if I felt the earthquake and now I feel a little less mad. When was the last earthquake in Britain and how serious was it? close. Jump to Navigation Significant Earthquakes - 2015. ITV. A strange phemomenon that may or may not be linked to the Kent earthquake. 2015-12-30 07:39:29 UTC 52.4 km. 2015-04-12 02:23:05 UTC 2.3 magnitude, 5 km depth Madison, Ohio, United States 2.3 magnitude earthquake 2015-04-12 02:23:05 UTC at 02:23 April 12, 2015 UTC In April 2007, a magnitude 4.3 earthquake hit Folkestone, Kentâ¦ More than 800 "felt reports" were received by the British Geological Survey (BGS), mainly from residents in Ramsgate, Margate and surrounding areas. The organisation tweeted: "Prelim data now online ... 4.2 magnitude earthquake nr Sandwich, Kent.". 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