We don't get many earthquakes in the UK and this was the largest since 1984. Immediately following the occurrence of the Market Rasen earthquake on 27 February 2008 (5.2 ML, 4.5 Mw), an online questionnaire was opened on the BGS web site to collect felt reports. With the largest earthquake underneath British soil for some time, the racecourse town of Market Rasen found itself close to the epicentre, a 5.2 quake Feb 27th 2008, the local paper not really doing justice to the event. Not that there's that much to damage in the town. And Sky News are showing it as Market Rasen too Chris as I am Chris (talk) 03:01, 27 February 2008 (UTC) The Times says "according to the British Geological Survey, was centred on the village of Holton cum Beckering, about 15 miles northeast of Lincoln." CCTV footage taken from the car wash camera at Shell Macclesfield. Police in the Midlands received more than 5,000 telephone calls in an hour from members of the public regarding the earthquake. February 2008 earthquake. The largest UK earthquake in over 25 years struck just before 01 :00 GMT on 27 February 2008. A major earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit in the early hours of Wednesday 27th February 2008. The earthquake was caused by the sudden rupture and motion along a strike-slip fault, 18.6 kilometres (12 mi) beneath Lincolnshire. It is the largest UK ‘quake since the Lleyn Peninsula earthquake of July 1984. [16] The French Atomic Energy Commission estimated the magnitude was 5.4ML. The entire wiki with photo and video galleries for each article The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the epicentre of the 5.2 magnitude quake was near Market Rasen in Lincolnshire. EERI Newsletter, April 2008 Volume 42, Number 4 February 27 Market Rasen, UK, Earth-quake A moderate earthquake struck south- east England (53.32 °N, 0.3 4°W) just before AM local time. The epicentre (the point on the Earth’s surface directly above the centre of the earthquake), was 4 kilometres north of the town of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. A seismogram showing the 5.2 quake near Market Rasen A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said crews were called to an incident on Barnsley Road, in Wombwell, Barnsley, at 1.27am. The largest, measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale, occurred around five weeks after the initial event, on 5 April at 13:57 GMT. February 2008 earthquake. On 27 February 2008 a significant earthquake occurred, centred on the neighbouring parish of Middle Rasen, approximately 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north-west from Market Rasen. It was built by the Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway Market Rasen Racecourse is a National Hunt racecourse in the town of Market Rasen in Lincolnshire, England. They were also reported in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the far north of France. The Macroseismic Survey of the 27 February 2008 Market Rasen Earthquake Category: Newsletter articles Author: Roger M.W. © UKRI document.write(new Date().getFullYear()). Windowed cross-correlation of the paired time-series was used to identify simultaneous short-duration anoma-lies. The magnitude 5.2 … It was the biggest earthquake in the area since the 2008 quake in Market Rasen. Unlike typical earthquakes worldwide, the earthquakes of Northern Europe are intraplate earthquakes, meaning they are not close to tectonic plate boundaries. The 2008 Sichuan earthquake was the deadliest with 87,587 fatalities, and also the largest at 8.0 on the moment magnitude scale.Other significant earthquakes struck Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Japan, Colombia, and other parts of China. The town lies on the main road between Lincoln and Grimsby, the A46, and is on National Cycle Route 1 (part of EuroVelo 12) of the National Cycle Network. 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