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Earthquake in Bristol Channel sends tremors to Somerset and Devon

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Earthquake recorded under the Bristol Channel, the British Geological Survey say.

  • The 4.1 magnitude quake happened at about 1.20pm.
  • The epicentre was north of Ilfracombe, Devon, and was at a depth of 3.1 miles.
  • People in Bridgwater and Taunton say they felt tremors.

  • Comments


    Dr Dave 4:52pm Thu 20 Feb 14

    I thought the wife had ****!

    Score: -4
    Samej1 8:24pm Thu 20 Feb 14

    Any minute now somerset socialist party will be here to blame it on the Tories....

    Score: 5
    nat_11 8:32pm Thu 20 Feb 14

    not so much as a tweak. shows the buildings we'll built then!

    Score: 4
    theyardy 10:16pm Thu 20 Feb 14

    Should we be thinking about building another nuclear power station near an earthquake zone.
    NO we should be following the German's and going back to coal fired power stations.
    Yes this was a small quake but who knows what nature will through at us next time.

    Score: -10
    Blue Owl 12:10am Fri 21 Feb 14

    theyardy wrote…


    Should we be thinking about building another nuclear power station near an earthquake zone.
    NO we should be following the German's and going back to coal fired power stations.
    Yes this was a small quake but who knows what nature will through at us next time.

    A minor Earthquake,of 4.1, the Seismologist stated that there were around 5500, of these annually in the UK.
    Really, did the Earth Move For you, NO !!, I was being driven by friends to Honiton Devon, never heard or felt a thing.
    Nuclear Power Generating Stations are built to a much higher Threshhold than this little Quakes Registering Scale.
    Coal Power, is not the answer, Nuclear is the Way Forward, with Strict Safety Protocols in Force, at all levels, of Production and Generation, as has been the UK Policy for many years.
    David L Preece
    Blue-Owl.

    Score: -10
    Fozzy64 7:39am Fri 21 Feb 14

    The only thing we noticed was soot being dislodged in the chimney flue.

    Score: 3
    QuillPen 8:06am Fri 21 Feb 14

    Nuclear power might solve some problems now, but the waste is a terrible legacy to leave to our descendants. People in the past have left dangerous industrial waste because they knew no better. We do. We have a duty of responsibility.

    We have sun, wind and water. Nature provides us with what we need. It's up to us to use it and not contaminate the world or there will be no generations in the future.

    Score: 1
    freddie_mercury_undercover_reporter 3:52pm Fri 21 Feb 14

    Blue Owl: seismologist, mortgage expert, meteorologist, flooding consultant, nuclear physicist, chef, politician, war historian, town planner, sommelier, raconteur, comedian............


    that's some achievement!

    Score: 4
    GoingGreen 7:59pm Fri 21 Feb 14

    QuillPen wrote…


    Nuclear power might solve some problems now, but the waste is a terrible legacy to leave to our descendants. People in the past have left dangerous industrial waste because they knew no better. We do. We have a duty of responsibility. We have sun, wind and water. Nature provides us with what we need. It's up to us to use it and not contaminate the world or there will be no generations in the future.

    Here here!

    Score: 0

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