Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Earthquake registered in north Cumbria

Did the earth move for you in part of North Cumbria yesterday? Probably not, is the anwer.

But the earthquake that was centred about nine kilometres (five miles) north west of Wigton yesterday morning still happened.

The British Geological Survey says the event took place at 10.12am and occurred seven kilometres (four miles) underground.

It had a magnitude of 2.1 on the Richter Scale, a measurement devised to quantify the energy released during a quake.

With such a low magnitude, the tremor would only have been felt by seismometers. It is estimated 800,000 of these mini quakes take place around the world each year.

A tremor would need to be between 3.5 and 4.2 for it to be just about noticeable.

Have your say

this is another reason why the whole of cumbria is unsuitable and must be protected from decc's proposed nuclear dump [gdf]

Posted by mrs terry on 23 January 2014 at 15:23

Just wait until the FRACKING starts!!!!

Posted by dave on 22 January 2014 at 20:07

View all 11 comments on this article

Make your comment

Your name

Your Email

Your Town/City

Your comment


News & Star What's On search


Can Carlisle beat the mighty Liverpool?

Absolutely. Bring it on

With faith, confidence and Cumbrian grit... maybe

Not a chance. But what a great day out it will be

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for: