April 28, 2009

Minor earthquake rattles North West England

Per BBC, a 3.7-magnitude earthquake shook North West England at about 11:20 local time Tuesday morning. The epicenter was Ulverston in Cumbria, per the article.

Local Twitterers reported the incident nearly 40 minutes before BBC. Here's some of the first tweets in chronological order:

  1. Daren Chandisingh
    wwwicked (Morecambe, U.K.) EARTHQUAKE!! #morecambe Felt the building shudder, at least.
  2. Andrew Armitage
    aarmitage (Grange over Sands, U.K.) whoooa! Think we just had a mini earthquake! Did the earth move for you?
  3. Michelle Holt print2
    michelle_atwork (Morecambe, U.K.) wow - the building just shook!!!
  4. annette smith
    andasmith (Morecambe, U.K.) whole house just shook, scared me still shaking. earth moved for me.
  5. Adam Lindsay
    atl (Carnforth, U.K.) Up in Carnforth, the #earthquake felt like a big "bounce"… as if the house foundations were giving. What was it like in Lancaster?
  6. Stuart Grice
    iMacstu (Yealand Redmayne, U.K.) @wwwicked #EARTHQUAKE bonkers mate!! not felt one like that for a while!! right in the city centre oposite the market

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