Earthquake in my town

August 10, 2007

Manchester hit by a [small] earthquake, personally I felt or heard nothing. “Parts of Greater Manchester have been rocked by a earthquake. The tremor on Friday affected parts of Reddish, Didsbury, Failsworth, Denton, and Manchester city centre. Seismologists at the British Geological Survey (BGS), Edinburgh say it was 2.5 on the Richter Scale, but there are no reports of any injuries or damage. The BGS say these tremors are not uncommon and there are eight or nine a year in Britain. Manchester was hit by a series of tremors five years ago. Friday morning’s tremor is 130 times smaller to the one that hit Manchester in late 2002, which measured 3.9 on the Richter Scale. A BGS spokesman said it was also 800 million times smaller than the Asian Tsunami on Boxing Day in 2004.”


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