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MARKET RASEN,LINCS

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DATE27/02/2008
ORIGIN TIME00:56:47.8 UTC
LOCATION 53.400 -0.332
DEPTH17.8 km
MAGNITUDE5.2 ML
LOCALITYMARKET RASEN,LINCS

The largest UK earthquake in over 25 years struck just before 01 :00 GMT on 27 February 2008. The epicentre was approximately 4 km north of Market Rasen, but the earthquake was widely felt across England and Wales, with the most distant reports coming from Aberdeen, Truro and Ireland. BGS also received reports of damage to chimneys and masonry over a widespread area. The magnitude of the earthquake is estimated at 5.2 ML, making it the largest earthquake in the UK since a magnitude 5.4 ML earthquake struck the North Wales in 1984, which was also widely felt across England and Wales. Earthquakes of this size occur in the UK roughly every 30 years.

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