Earthquake registered in Swindon this afternoon

Swindon Advertiser: Real-time Seismograph data from a survey station in Swindon showing a large seismic activity at 13.21pm today. The shock was also measured in Wales, Cornwall and Jersey. Real-time Seismograph data from a survey station in Swindon showing a large seismic activity at 13.21pm today. The shock was also measured in Wales, Cornwall and Jersey.

CLAIMS of an earthquake in Swindon this afternoon were a little premature, after the British Geological Survey (BGS) clarified confusion surrounding tremors in the town.

Seismometers belonging to the earth science experts in the town did pick up ground movement caused by the earthquake, which began in the Bristol Channel, but this was not great enough for humans to feel it.

A seismologist at the BGS said there were instruments near Glasgow which also felt the effects of the earthquake, and may have even been recordings noted as far afield as France, such is the sensitivity of the equipment.

He also said human reports furthest away from the epicentre were felt in Gloucester.
 

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4:31pm Thu 20 Feb 14

King Doink says...

I didn't know that Steve Evans the Rotherham manager was in town today!!
I didn't know that Steve Evans the Rotherham manager was in town today!! King Doink

5:50pm Thu 20 Feb 14

PJC says...

I felt a rumble today, but I was on the loo, so thought it was just me....
I felt a rumble today, but I was on the loo, so thought it was just me.... PJC

7:18pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Worked Hard says...

Shouldnt there be a picture of some of some do gooders with folded arms and high vis jackets saying that earth quakes should be banned????
Shouldnt there be a picture of some of some do gooders with folded arms and high vis jackets saying that earth quakes should be banned???? Worked Hard

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