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Earthquake Rattles Homes In North Of England


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The British Geological Survey confirmed that an earthquake had occurred.


The organisation's seismology project leader, Dr Brian Baptie, told Sky News: "We believe the earthquake was centred in North Yorkshire, just west of Ripon, round about the Yorkshire Dales region."


He said the tremor measured 3.6.


Earlier the US Geological Survey told Sky News it was aware of an incident which it initially said measured 3.7 and which was 10km deep and happened at 9.03pm.


It said the earthquake may have been centred under the North Sea.


The tremor is the second to hit England in the space of a few weeks.


Last month the British Geological Survey confirmed that an earthquake of local magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale took place shortly before 11pm on December 21 in Coniston in the Lake District.



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