Earthquakes Join in With Kicking the UK While it's Down

By Gary Cutlack on at

It's all gone biblical down in the south west, with the epic flooding now joined by a new form of catastrophe -- the earthquake. Residents in as far afield places as Ilfracombe and Swansea experienced a 4.1 magnitude quake yesterday, as God callously moved another chess piece on his board of doom.

The earthquake at around 1:21pm was described as feeling like the rumble you get when a massive lorry cruises past the house a bit too fast, with geologists saying the centre of the quake was a spot in the Bristol Channel known to have the occasional seismological outburst every now and again.

No one was hurt and a few things wobbled. Maybe some dogs got stressed. The sea rippled in Minehead. We have it good, really. [BBC]

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