Kent earthquake of 4.2 magnitude hits coast - as it happened ... 2015. All the Friday 22nd May 2015 news. Although thousands of people still felt the tremors after being woken, it was about 260,000 times smaller in terms of the energy released than in the Nepalese disaster that saw buildings collapse and widespread damage. The … Kent ) - - - - | Quakes (show) all >M3 >M4 >M5 >M6 M7+ / past 24h - past 48h - past week - past 2 weeks / Archive. Buildings shake as 4.2 magnitude earthquake hits off Kent coast Updated / Friday, 22 May 2015 15:38 The BGS said that the earthquake's epicentre was approximately 7km south of Ramsgate Here are a few of them: I woke with a shock at 2.50am as the house was shuddering loudly and violently. Copy link. If you're just joining us, here's a recap. “There was silence, then there was shaking. 2015-04-12 02:23:05 UTC 2.3 magnitude, 5 km depth Madison, Ohio, United States 2.3 magnitude earthquake 2015-04-12 02:23:05 UTC at 02:23 April 12, 2015 UTC certainly woke me up! British Geological Survey. The magnitude 4.2 earthquake was being investigated by seismologists at the British Geological Survey which said tremors had been felt in areas including Margate. About sharing. 3.5 to 5.4: Often felt, but rarely causes damage. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, based in Paris, said the earthquake measured 4.3 on the Richter scale. I went on social media to make sure it wasn't all just a dream wondering whether there had been a bomb, a plane crashing nearby or something else! #earthquake, Vikki Petts said: “So we just had a 4.3 magnitude earthquake in Kent and my housemates slept through the entire thing. This year was dominated by the earthquake in Nepal in April, with around 9,000 deaths. The vibrations felt like being on cruise ship when it comes onto port sideways. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. The British Geological Survey said earthquakes similar in size to the one that struck Kent overnight happen around every two years in the UK. The earthquake overnight measured magnitude 4.2 on the Richter scale, the largest recorded in Britain since 2007. It felt like someone had slammed a sticking door very hard. The bed shook and the whole house felt like it shook too. Kent was last hit by an earthquake in March 2009, with experts recording a … The 4.2 magnitude earthquake might have been the biggest to hit Britain in seven years, but the fact the epicentre was 1.4 miles off the Kent coast meant the county escaped physical damage - but it will bring back memories for some. ... 2015. Earthquakes the size of the Ramsgate event happen approximately every two years in … By Danny Boyle 22 May 2015 • 15:47 pm . And we said we had. Kent Police said there have been no reports of injuries or damage to buildings. A strange phemomenon that may or may not be linked to the Kent earthquake. The most distant reports have been received from Norwich, North Walsham and Cromer. By Michael Rundle. 22 May 2015. Britain's biggest earthquake in seven years has hit Kent. The force was inundated with calls about the incident after it began receiving reports of the tremor in the East Kent area at around 2.57am. That's the end of our live blog after the Kent earthquake - thanks for following. Hello and welcome to our liveblog after a magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Kent at shortly before 3am. So this is the biggest earthquake to hit Britain since a 4.3 magnitude quake in Folkestone in 2007. An earthquake of 4.2 magnitude has hit Kent, shaking buildings and waking up residents. I'm quite a deep sleeper, too. Worst thing is I immediately went to Twitter to find out what was going on and for reassurance that I wasn't going crazy. This map, from the US Geological Survey, shows the intensity of the earthquake that hit Kent. Luckily I got a call in morning asking if I felt the earthquake and now I feel a little less mad. The British Geological Survey said there "could be more tremors" following the quake, which it described as "quite significant" and was the biggest felt in Britain for seven years. Weird experience anyway. close. Seismologists at the British Geological Survey (BGS) confirmed the tremor, which was felt in areas including Ramsgate. The boyfriend's family said that the bed shook and they wondered what it was. An earthquake measuring 4.2 in magnitude has shaken Kent. Scary! / | List Will obviously see more later when it's lighter. Can cause serious damage over larger areas. Most important Earthquake Data: Magnitude : 4. I thought 'an earthquake' and I hadn't heard nothing. The earthquake activity that began there in July 2014 has produced 234 earthquakes greater than magnitude 3.0, and 24 earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or larger, including the largest, a magnitude 4.8 on Sept. 14 and a magnitude 4.6 just before Christmas this year. Friday 22 May 2015. Latest. Share page. On Friday morning the world woke up to reports of an earthquake in Kent – and their Twitter feeds stuffed full of the same jokes endlessly retweeted. ... (@BritGeoSurvey) May 22, 2015. An earthquake hit parts of Kent in the early hours of Friday morning, shaking houses, rattling windows and waking people in the county. Which is the largest earthquake on record to have hit Britain? The largest earthquake within 30 miles of Kent, WA was a 6.8 Magnitude in 2001. Bed moving. Can cause serious damage in areas several hundred kilometres across. Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below. “Thought door to hotel was being kicked in, woke up alarmed”, “Woke the whole household and neighbours with a bang that lasted 1-2 seconds”, "Walls of house creaked, sounded like heavy object rolling over roof of the house”, “Noise and the whole building just shaking. But now there are jokes about the joke on social media. Share this Last updated: 22 May 2015, 10:10 BST 6.1 to 6.9: Can be destructive in areas of up to about 100 km. Another reader, John MacAlister, said he believed he could feel the earthquake across the Channel in Normandy. This image was taken from a seismic monitoring station in Elham, Kent. Under 6.0 At most, slight damage to well-designed buildings. #kentearthquake strange to be woken by our apartment shaking. Some people having been having fun with that fact... First pic of #kent #earthquake damage comes in pic.twitter.com/7I7NFtk4wU. Quiz: just how weird was the Great Kent Earthquake of 2015? David Galloway, a seismologist with the British Geological Survey, said: "The whole of the UK is criss-crossed by thousands of fault lines but most of them are at depth. #kent. The 2007 Kent earthquake registered 4.3 on the Richter scale and struck south east Kent, South East England on 28 April 2007 at 07:18:12 UTC (08:18:12 local time), at a shallow depth of 5.3 km.. But it was Britain’s ­biggest earthquake since a 5.2 magnitude tremor struck in ­Lincolnshire in 2008. Iain Buchanan, of Ramsgate, said: "So I'm not going mental, my house shook due to an earthquake in Kent of all places. The #KentEarthquake has left a path of overused tweets in its wake pic.twitter.com/FFfA1xGNOY, In Ramsgate, 42-year-old Muni Prasad was among the locals who reported being jolted from their beds in the middle of the night. We can't predict.". Susan Fry, who lives in Ramsgate near the epicentre of the quake, said she felt a "strange rumbling sound" at just before 3am. Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2015-05-22 02:52:17. There's already been a flurry of tweets mocking the "disaster" with "devastating scenes" of overturned wheelie bins and garden furniture with messages such as "We will rebuild". #Earthquake #KentEarthquake. "She came to our room and said, 'Did you feel it?' ", Muni Prasad described feeling this morning's earthquake in Ramsgate (PA), Bob Fludgate said: "I was woken up in the early hours as if a lorry had hit the house. We are on the second floor so when a big vehicle goes by we sometimes feel it. Police and the fire and rescue service had no reports of structural damage or injuries. What makes an earthquake "significant"? When was the last earthquake in Britain and how serious was it? You can read more about the day's events here. Has anyone else had that problem? My daughter said she was woken up and her clothes hangers rattling on the door handle, but because we watched the Enfield Haunting before bed, we were both scared to get up. Sarah Luddington said: "I was in bed and I went downstairs because I thought something had smashed into the house, like a car or something. We instantly knew it was an earthquake. People in east Kent tell of tremors hitting just before 3am this morning. The USGS database shows that there is a 87.37% chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Kent, WA within the next 50 years. "I actually thought it was an explosion of some sort and not an earthquake. Quiz; 22 May 2015 The reality was more prosaic, if equally unexpected: the largest earthquake in Britain for five years causing damage that ran into tens of millions of pounds. "Fortunately we do not live on the plate edges - for example the San Andreas fault in California can actually be seen at the surface, but the faults in the UK are blind and most earthquakes happen at a depth of between 5km and 25km. The great British sense of humour has been in no shortage of supply this morning. 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A “DRAMATIC, violent, jarring and jolting” earthquake has struck the UK near Kent, waking residents in the middle of the night with the shock of their lives. At 2.53am, we were woken up by the house shaking for about 10 seconds. More than 800 "felt reports" were received by the British Geological Survey (BGS), mainly from residents in Ramsgate, Margate and surrounding areas. ", I'm not going mad! A series of shocks left residents fearing a massive gas blast or terrorist atrocity. But tremors were felt across the Kent coast and throughout the region, as this map from the British Geological Survey shows. “Lying in bed when the house suddenly shook. My daughter felt it as well. A 4.3 magnitude quake - which lasted for two minutes - hit Folkestone at 8.19am on April 28, 2007, leaving the Garden of England with widespread damage. It just cleared.". Experts said it was difficult to link this morning's earthquake to a specific fault line. I checked the time, it was 02.56. I thought a large animal was on the roof. My house really shook, I thought I was imagining it!! It was very odd. Two small earthquakes - measuring 3.5 - were felt on Boxing Day 2006 by people in Dumfries and Galloway. This interactive graphic should help gauge its magnitude compared to others since 2007: We've just delved back into the Telegraph postbag to bring you some more experiences from readers. In my daughter's room, books had fallen down. "For a few seconds the property was moving. My wife and I jumped out of bed at 2 50 as our flat in Deal began to shake quite violently. Live scenes in Kent after they had a catastrophic earthquake! Of those surveyed shortly after the earthquake, two-thirds reported that their windows rattled and one-third said their furniture shook. I heard a loud crack at first, then the house shook for about 20 seconds. Other Kent residents tweeted their reactions after being woken by the tremors. "It was awful but there was no damage. This morning’s earthquake is approx 25km north-east of the 28 April 2007 Folkestone earthquake which had a magnitude of 4.3 ML — BGS (@BritGeoSurvey) May 22, 2015 Today’s 4.2 magnitude Ramsgate earthquake is approx 260,000 times smaller than the 7.8 #NepalQuake event Kent earthquake: Twitter has a field day after 4.3 magnitude tremor hits the South East. — Kent Police (UK) (@kent_police) May 22, 2015 We can confirm that there has been an earth tremor in parts of Kent that registered 4.3 on the richter scale. Iain Buchanan, of Ramsgate, said: “So I’m not going mental, my house shook due to an earthquake in Kent of all places. I was woken with a start by the tremor at 02.50ish this morning, felt our bed shaking and bedroom door rattling which was accompanied by what sounded like a distant thunder rumble. Police and Kent Fire and Rescue Services have not received any reports of structural damage or injuries. With no reports of injuries or structural damage caused by the earthquake, the tremor that shook the Garden of England this morning is, well, ripe for ridicule. It gave me a tremendous shock but my son didn't stir! Quiz: just how weird was the Great Kent Earthquake of 2015? Now I have some sort of idea what people living in quake zones go through. Epicentre two miles west of Ramsgate – near Kent International Airport. #Kentearthquake. There have been two earthquakes in Kent since 2007, notably another one less than two years later, which was also in Folkestone, on March 3, 2009 but was less severe at 3.0 on the Richter scale. Here are some of them: The only way I can describe it is like when you drink too much and wake up in the night with the room moving and feeling disorientated! 22 May 2015. There actually was an earthquake and I felt it here in South London! It happened shortly before 3am. My first reaction in the morning was to look at the news. "We will continue to liaise with our partner agencies to ensure we are providing help and support in any areas needed," the police spokesman said. Share. Email danny.boyle@telegraph.co.uk. (Hover over the bars to see the exact magnitude). While the British Geological Survey said it recorded the quake as 4.2 magnitude, other agencies initially recorded varying measurements. All dates are listed according to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) time. Chris Hill, from Inspired Control Engineering, said although the engine was not running at the time data clearly showed the vibration. Earthquakes the size of the Ramsgate event happen approximately every 2 years in the UK & approximately 4500 times in the world annual, It added: "This morning's earthquake is approx 25km north-east of the 28 April 2007 Folkestone earthquake which had a magnitude of 4.3 ML.". It was a magnitude of 4.2, shacking windows and causing walls to creak when it struck 1.4 miles off the coast near Ramsgate at 2.52am. It tweeted: “M4.3 earthquake strikes 46km SE of Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom).”. The moment the earthquake hit was captured by the instruments on the Tempest gas turbine at the Discovery Park, in Sandwich. We're not entirely certain what all the numbers mean, but they certainly show a lot of activity around the same time at just before 3am. A 4.2-magnitude earthquake has been felt across Kent after striking just before 3am this morning, shaking buildings and waking residents. Other agencies initially recorded varying measurements, including the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, based in Paris, said the earthquake measured 4.3 on the Richter scale. He lost his internet connection, too. ", Jonathan Tapp said: "Earthquake in East Kent and now can't get back to sleep. In April 2007, a magnitude 4.3 earthquake hit Folkestone, Kent… Kent quake: 'The whole house shook' Jump to media player Reporter Simon Jones talks about being woken up by a 4.2 magnitude earthquake which originated near Sandwich in Kent… ITV. Our bedroom shutters rattled for 3 - 4 seconds - rather alarming! Jump to Navigation Significant Earthquakes - 2015. Here a few reports of rumbling noises created by the quake. Shutterstock. One of the scale of this morning's only happen every two or three years.". “At 3am it’s normally quiet,” he told the Guardian. It was scary.". Kent also experienced smaller tremors in 1776 and 1950, which were in the "low fours". The US Geological Survey measured the quake as magnitude 4.0. I didn't have a clue what it was at the time until I got up. “I’ve looked outside and all appears to be fine in the street. We will continue to liaise with our partner agencies to ensure we are providing help and support in any areas needed.”. Through 2015 there have been 4,511 earthquakes recorded in the remote Sheldon Wildlife Refuge near Vya, east of Cedarville, Calif. Lots more Telegraph readers have been in touch to share their experiences of the Kent earthquake. A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has been felt in parts of Kent, England, about 100kms east of London. USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards. I woke my partner and said that there had been an earth tremor. Most of the energy could have been released in this one earthquake and the next one might not be for another three, four, five or 10 years. 1 talking about this. My cats jumped off the bed and looked very worried. I had no idea what it was until I saw the news this morning. He got up to make tea; he thought I was mistaken and that a burglar had climbed onto the scaffolding. This graph shows you. Well, maybe. Enter a year from 1900 to 2020 Search. Almost all of them have come from within a 25km radius of the epicentre, covering Ramsgate and Margate and there surrounding hamlets as far south as Dover and Folkestone (18-26km southwest of the epicentre), Canterbury (22km to the west of the epicentre) and Herne Bay (20km to the northwest of the epicentre). But with this my wife said it felt like something different. More often than you might think, as these figures from the British Geological Survey show. It felt like there was someone very heavy who was stomping down the stairs.”, Either a giant just bounced on my roof, or I just felt a little earthquake. 4.8 17km NNE of Victoria, Canada. Read Earthquake shakes Kent latest on ITV News. Thought something had collapsed outside, so got up to check. Despite months spent in NZ this is my first one that I’ve felt.”. Random and occasionally funny content for you to laugh at or the snowflakes to get offended by lol Happy scrolling. "In 2005 we had just shy of a magnitude-5," Kent said. Kent woken up by 4.2 magnitude earthquake – but Twitter seems to be taking it in its stride with hilarious show of ‘solidarity’. He added: "Lying in bed when the house suddenly shook. Since then, the same fault structure produced a magnitude-4.2 in Spanish Springs in … GMT/UTC Time : 2015-05-22 01:52:17. Didn't sleep for ages after. Either a giant just bounced on my roof, or I just felt a little earthquake. There was a strange rumbling sound. "We were woken up suddenly," he said. It's fair to say the Kent earthquake was significantly smaller than that which caused widespread devastation and claimed thousands of lives in Nepal. Certainly woke me up!”, Jonathan Tapp said: “Earthquake in East Kent and now can’t get back to sleep. Reader Pauline Field, who lives in Borden, near Sittingbourne, has been in touch: The whole house and the wall behind my bed shook. No injuries or damage to buildings were reported following the tremor, but locals reported books being shaken from shelves and described the earthquake as feeling like a vehicle had been driven into their property. pic.twitter.com/3NnZuqI6m6, Devastating #earthquake hits Kent pic.twitter.com/RihF9O64Ce, Reports are coming in of an #earthquake in #Kent last night. It added: "This morning's earthquake is approx 25km north-east of the 28 April 2007 Folkestone earthquake … "This means we do not pinpoint a specific earthquake to a specific fault because even if a location is a few hundred metres off it could have been a completely different fault. pic.twitter.com/9KPBi44z8f. 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