Earthquake Hits Southern England
An earthquake with about 3.3 magnitude has struck southern England.
The tremor which caused houses to shake as far as London, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, and High Wycombe was recorded to be at a depth of 10km according to the British Geological Survey (BGS) quake map.
Residents in some parts of London reported to feeling tremors at 9:45 am.
One of the people at the EMSC site wrote:
It felt horrible. The whole house was shaking as if something huge and very heavy hit the roof or my neighbours house (they’re end of terrace). I never suspected we’d have it in here.
I felt it very clearly. The first wave shook the house a bit and then some little vibrations during 5 seconds.. but my wife, at home with me, did not feel anything.. Nice experience!
In a tweet by the British Geological Survey, the quake was described as a large explosion. The tweet reads:
Reports include ‘like a convey of HGVs driving past my front door at great speed’, ‘the house had one dramatic shake’, ‘felt like the whole house was shaking’ & ‘it was like a large explosion’.
See Tweet below.
BGS SEISMIC INFORMATION: LEIGHTON BUZZARD, BEDFORDSHIRE 8 SEPTEMBER 2020 08:45 UTC 3.3 ML
DATE: 8 SEPTEMBER 2020
Time (UTC): 08:45:29.2
LAT / LONG: 51.940° North / 0.695° West
DEPTH (km): 10
INTENSITY: 3 EMS
REGION: 3KM NW OF LEIGHTON BUZZARD, BEDS pic.twitter.com/bMnb48PZvz
— British Geological Survey (@BritGeoSurvey) September 8, 2020