Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Small earthquake in Shropshire

Exciting news from the Shropshire Star: there was an earthquake in the county on Saturday. It measured a mighty 1.6 on the Richter scale and the epicentre was somewhere near Pennerley and Picklescott, south west of Shrewsbury.

In other words, right underneath the Stiperstones.

The paper quotes Julian Bukits, assistant seismologist at the British Geological Survey, as saying it was unlikely that anybody would have felt anything:
“If somebody did feel it they would have had to be at the right place, at the right time, standing still with no background noise."

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