Earthquake recorded at Patterdale

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ANOTHER small earthquake has been recorded in Cumbria - this time at Patterdale.

Scientists at the British Geological Survey said the 2.1-magnitude quake struck at 9.37pm on Wednesday.

In January, a quake measuring 1.4 on the Richter scale was felt at Sedbergh and 30 miles off the coast of Whitehaven.

In Cumbria, the largest quake was recorded in December 2010, when a 3.6-magnitude tremor was felt across the county and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire.

The UK experiences around 20 small earthquakes every year - most of which occur on the west coast.

Did you feel the quake?

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1:50pm Thu 29 Nov 12

fromtheheap says...

Yes. We live in Bowness and my son thought it was thunder but I thought it sounded similar to the earthquake two years back which sounded like a train roaring through. This one didn't go on as long, but I was surprised to find out it was in Patterdale!
Yes. We live in Bowness and my son thought it was thunder but I thought it sounded similar to the earthquake two years back which sounded like a train roaring through. This one didn't go on as long, but I was surprised to find out it was in Patterdale! fromtheheap
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10:38pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Samlock says...

Uhh, yeah.. Sorry about that... Had a curry on Tuesday night.....
Uhh, yeah.. Sorry about that... Had a curry on Tuesday night..... Samlock
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