Bristol news Earthquake 'rattles' windows and 'vibrates' furniture MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - One report said they initially thought a car had hit their house

Bristol news Earthquake 'rattles' windows and 'vibrates' furniture MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - One report said they initially thought a car had hit their house

Bristol news  Earthquake 'rattles' windows and 'vibrates' furniture  MetiNews.Com
17 May 2021 - 06:52

Breaking News ! There have been reports of an earthquake in Bristol and southeast Wales yesterday (May 16). The earthquake reportedly struck at 3.16pm and was felt in and around the Bristol area, as well as in Caldicot in Monmouthshire. The seismic activity occurred 9km below the earth’s surface and had a reported magnitude of 2.9 on the Richter scale, according to the British Geological Survey. Reports made to BGS described the earthquake’s effects on the Sunday afternoon. Residents described how during the quake "the coffee table and sofa vibrated" and "the windows rattled". One report said they initially thought a car had hit their house when the earthquake started. Looking for today's top stories in one place? Sign up for our newsletter here. At magnitude three, an earthquake is categorised as minor - shaking objects but rarely causing damage.

. The last earthquake felt in Bristol was in September and it measured up to 3.8 on the scale of magnitude. According to BGS the largest known British earthquake occurred near the Dogger Bank in 1931, with a magnitude of 6.1. A magnitude of six may cause major damage in populated areas. The quake was 60 miles offshore, but was still powerful enough to cause minor damage to buildings on the east coast of England. The most damaging UK earthquake was in the Colchester area in 1884, when 1,200 buildings needed repairs, chimneys collapsed and walls were cracked. Earthquakes with a magnitude of four occur roughly every two years in Britain, while those with a magnitude of five are roughly every 10–20 years. The driving forces for earthquake activity in the UK are unclear, however they include regional compression caused by motion of the Earth’s tectonic plates, and uplift resulting from the melting of the ice sheets that covered many parts of Britain thousands of years ago.

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Bristol news Earthquake 'rattles' windows and 'vibrates' furniture MetiNews.Com


Bristol news Earthquake 'rattles' windows and 'vibrates' furniture MetiNews.Com


Bristol news Earthquake 'rattles' windows and 'vibrates' furniture MetiNews.Com


Bristol news Earthquake 'rattles' windows and 'vibrates' furniture MetiNews.Com

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