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The British Geological Survey said such earthquakes happened about every two years
A 3.9-magnitude earthquake centred in north-east Lincolnshire has reportedly been felt up to 60 miles (100km) away.The British Geological Survey (BGS) said it happened at 23:14 BST on Saturday with the epicentre in Grimsby at a depth of 11 miles (18km).It was felt mainly in Lincolnshire, and Hull, the BGS added.It comes nearly a decade after the 5.2-magnitude earthquake in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, which was felt widely across England and Wales.Independent organisation European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said it had received reports from people 100km from the epicentre who had felt the tremor.
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Latest map of the effects of M3.9 #earthquake #Hull reported by eyewitnesses . It was felt 100km away. No damage expected— EMSC (@LastQuake) June 9, 2018
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The BGS said it had received reports including how "the whole house shook for a couple of seconds", "heard a rumble with a simultaneous trembling", "the bed started to shake", "the radiator jolted" and someone who "thought it was a lorry crashing outside".However, it added that such earthquakes were not uncommon in the UK and happened about every two years.
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Earthquakes of this size occur approximately every 2 years in the UK area. Worldwide there are approximately 8000 events annually that are larger than the one that occurred in #Lincolnshire on 9/6/18.— BGS (@BritGeoSurvey) June 9, 2018
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Many people went on social media to ask what it was they had just felt.
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Anyone else just feel a tremor / mild shake in Hessle / Hull areaReport
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Someone tell me that was an #earthquake ? creaked the house, felt it come up the street - I'm shaking like a leaf ? #hull #hu5— Claire Hughes (@theclairehughes) June 9, 2018
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Did #Hull or East #Yorkshire just have an earthquake? My entire two story building just shook— Kay Challis ??? (@KayC1773) June 9, 2018
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The largest earthquake in the UK this year took place in Cwmllynfell in south Wales on 17 February and registered a magnitude of 4.6.
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