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Tuesday, 28 April 2009


I am interested in earthquakes having experienced two in this country. I keep the British Geological survey and the US equivalent in my Internet favourites and look at the latest quakes most days.

There was one near Ulverston in Cumbria today which was pretty large by British standards - 3.7. I've just added up the number in the British Isles in the last 30 days and realised that this last month seems to have been quite active. 8 on the mainland and 3 in the English Channel including one today. Admittedly the British Geological Survey record quakes under 1 in magnitude but even so this seems to be quite a large number for us. Normally it's perhaps 4 or 5 and sometimes there's only one or two. Today the map is full of red dots! should you be interested too. American version and covers the world.

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