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Lake District earthquake of magnitude 2.1 shakes Patterdale

Written on:November 29, 2023
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BGS has said the Lake District earthquake was the fourth largest around the British Isles in the last 50 years

The Lake District has undergone an earthquake on Wednesday night, with the earthquake having a magnitude of 2.1 on the Richter Scale, as per the British Geological Survey. The British Geological Survey has voiced that the Lake District earthquake originated about 6km underground at Patterdale at 9.37 pm.

Among those, who experienced the Lake District earthquake, was Becx Carter, parish clerk for Borrowdale Parish Council. As per Becx Carter, the Lake District earthquake sounded like a freight train approaching.

Becx Carter described the Lake District tremor as a profound, growly and reverberating noise. The people of the area could experience a vibration coming through their feet.

The Lake District earthquake happened when the Borrowdale Parish Council was finishing a meeting at Rosthwaite Institute in Borrowdale. This earthquake hasn’t killed or wounded anyone.

In accordance with the British Geological Survey, the Wednesday Lake District earthquake was the fourth largest around the British Isles in the last 50 years.

The Patterdale Valley is in the vicinity of the villages, Keswick and Ambleside, and consists of some of the loftiest mountains of England.

Also, on November 8, an earthquake of magnitude 2.3 occurred in the English Channel Region, 85km from Jersey. An earthquake of the magnitude 2.7 took place in the Jura, Argyll/Bute region on October 31.

A quake, which had hammered Cumbria in 2010, was of the magnitude 3.5.That Cumbria earthquake shook the southern zone of the Lakes near Coniston.

Seismic experts believe that such earthquakes are not uncommon as the UK has abundant old faults running beneath it. Britain is struck by about 20 quakes every year.

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2 Comments add one

  1. Laura says:

    Britain is struck by about 20 quakes every year…that’s quite something!

  2. Laura says:

    2.1! That’s close to no quake!

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