3.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Norfolk In UK
- February 14, 2023
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Norfolk has been struck by a 3.7-magnitude earthquake just days after a tremor in Essex that ‘sounded like a bomb’.
The earthquake is understood to have hit an area 56 miles off the coastline in the North Sea at around 7.14am on Sunday.
The tremor measured 3.7 on the Richter scale and had a ‘shallow’ depth of a ten kilometers – meaning it was more likely to be felt by residents.
It took place around 38 miles from Sea Palling, 42 miles from Cromer and 45 miles from Great Yarmouth – with residents of each coastal village having reported feeling the earthquake.
The British Geological Survey subsequently tweeted to confirm the seismic activity., as well as its precise location.
It comes after a 2.6-magnitude earthquake was also registered in Chelmsford, Essex, at around 5am on Thursday.
On resident said they felt their entire property shaking, while a second added that their radiators were rattling.
Others described the tremor as ‘sounding like a bomb’ and ‘like an underground going under our bungalow’.
One resident told BBC Essex: ‘It was just after five this morning there was a very loud bang.
‘It was very strange and my son shot out of bed as well and we were both looking at one another going, “what was that?
‘I thought we were getting broken into… and there were a few other neighbors out in the street just wondering their heads, giving it, so we all heard it.’