Monday, October 27, 2008

Small earthquake in Shropshire

It's time for one of those "random news items from Shropshire (where he doesn’t live)," the New Statesman referred to.

From the Shropshire Star:

Residents in south Shropshire and Bridgnorth felt the earth move after a minor earth tremor struck in Herefordshire.

People sitting down for their Sunday dinner or settling in front of the TV reported feeling the tremor which happened at about 6pm yesterday.

The British Geological Survey said the earthquake, which registered 3.6 on the Richter Scale, emanated from Bromyard, in Herefordshire.

A note for aspiring journalists: a good quote lifts any story. In this case:

Hayley Rollins, 22, who lives in Hook Farm, Bridgnorth, said: “I was at home watching television when I heard the keys rattling in the door and felt a slight tremor.

“I didn’t think that much about it at the time and it was only when I heard about it on the news this morning that I realised what had happened.”

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