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Earthquake felt in parts of southern England

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A 3.3 magnitude earthquake compared to a "large explosion" has been felt in parts of southern England.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) reported that the quake was located in the town of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, at around 8.45am, and had a depth of 10km.

It received reports suggesting the earthquake was like a "large explosion", while others felt their houses shaking.

"BGS is receiving many notifications from press & public in this heavily populated area," it tweeted.

https://news.sky.com/story/earthquake-of-3-3-magnitude-felt-in-parts-of-southern-england-12066467

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Cookie Monster
1 minute ago, Still Waters said:

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake compared to a "large explosion" has been felt in parts of southern England.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) reported that the quake was located in the town of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, at around 8.45am, and had a depth of 10km.

It received reports suggesting the earthquake was like a "large explosion", while others felt their houses shaking.

"BGS is receiving many notifications from press & public in this heavily populated area," it tweeted.

https://news.sky.com/story/earthquake-of-3-3-magnitude-felt-in-parts-of-southern-england-12066467

Sounds like a cave system or something like it collapsed underground.

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susieice

Volcano discovery says the quake registered 3.8 but says The British Geological is reporting it as a 3.3. No reports of damage or injuries is always a good thing. 

https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/earthquake/news/109687/Light-earthquake-felt-in-southern-England-between-Oxford-and-London-this-morning.html

 

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Essan

Didn't notice anything here in Worcestershire.   Shame, as I've only actually felt 2 earthquakes in my life (though I did also once, to my eternal shame, sleep through a small 'quake)

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Essan
2 hours ago, Cookie Monster said:

Sounds like a cave system or something like it collapsed underground.

No caves in that part of England.  Probably just an ancient fault line adjusting.   We get minor quakes every week due to that and continuing isostatic rebound, though most are too small to be felt.

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spud the mackem

Some underground tunnels have water running through them , however if the water level drops and the water does not hold up the rocks , (water cannot be condensed) , the tunnel may collapse causing a minor 'quake . this happens frequently as all potholers know , and they never go down straight after a rainfall , as its too dangerous.

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Still Waters

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Leighton Buzzard residents have felt a second earthquake within a week.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) said a 2.1-magnitude tremor was felt in the Bedfordshire town at 00:20 BST on Monday.

It comes after a 3.5-magnitude earthquake hit the town on Tuesday.

The BGS tweeted there had been "a small number of reports" from the public with one saying this earthquake "felt slower and less intense".

One Twitter user said: "What is going on??? Just woken by another earthquake in Leighton Buzzard!"

Leighton Linslade Town Council mayor Dave Bowater said he slept through the second quake, but the first had been "a little bit frightening".

"We've had two now and the experts say that is one and the aftershock," he said. "We should be done now."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-54146725

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godnodog

why is 3.3 earthquake a motive to a thread? 3.3 is a daily occurrence around the world.

Not criticizing, just curious.

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2 hours ago, godnodog said:

why is 3.3 earthquake a motive to a thread? 3.3 is a daily occurrence around the world.

Not criticizing, just curious.

Because its unusual in England. :) 

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Cookie Monster

The reptilians are obviously trying to reach the surface.

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