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Earth moves in Cambridgeshire after earthquake in Grimsby




Residents across Cambridgeshire reportedly felt the earth move on Saturday night after an earthquake centred on Grimsby sent tremors as far south as Huntingdon.

The magnitude 3.9 earthquake shook Yorkshire and Lincolnshire late m on Saturday with residents in those areas reporting buildings shaking.

Tremors from an earthquake in Grimsby were reportedly felt in Cambridgeshire on Saturday night. (2467344)
Tremors from an earthquake in Grimsby were reportedly felt in Cambridgeshire on Saturday night. (2467344)

The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the seismic event took place at 11.14pm with epicentres in Grimsby and at a depth of 11 miles down.

The EMSC, an independent scientific organisation which provides real-time earthquake information, tweeted about the event and says that a 3.9 magnitude earthquake struck 26km south-east of Hull at around 11.15pm. They also posted an image of the the tremors radiating out towards this area and beyond.

BGS also confirmed there has been 'tremors in the Yorkshire area'.

An earthquake is a sudden violent shaking of the ground, typically causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action.



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