Kent shaken by earthquake


AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale has been recorded in Kent, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has said.
The tremor originated near Sandwich at a depth of 15 kilometres (9.5 miles) underground at 02:52 BST, it reported.
Residents in other areas including Margate, Canterbury and Southend-on-Sea, Essex, reported feeling the earthquake.
Kent Police said a number of calls had been received but no injuries had been reported. However social media sites are rife with reports of houses shaking for up to 12 seconds.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which monitors seismic activity across the continent, also recorded the earthquake.


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