Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Earthquake - Wednesday 27th February

Have you seen the press release posted by the British Geological Survey? The earthquake was magnitude 5.2 and occurred at only 5km depth. The epicentre was Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.
Preliminary data, seismogram and the map showing the location of the epicentre are already on the BGS website and the site will be updated as new data become available.

There is also a simple online questionnaire which anyone who felt the earthquake should fill in. The information helps BGS to compile contour maps of the felt effects (or intensity) of the event based on the European Macroseismic Scale, and is used to create hazard maps. So please fill in the questionnaire if you felt the earthquake (if you didn't, fill it in anyway, it takes even less time and that's useful information too) and encourage others to do so.

We felt it here, near Bath. The bed went up and down four or five times and a pheasant who roosts in a nearby tree screeched and must have fallen of his perch judging by the noise which followed.

1 comment:

Alan said...

The link below might be quite useful about last week's earthquake.