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Earthquake hits North Yorkshire

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/04/2011

James Meikle

"The second small earthquake to strike northern England in a fortnight was being investigated by scientists last night.

"The British Geological Survey (BGS) confirmed a 3.6-magnitude quake had struck Yorkshire although the tremor was also felt as far afield as Cumbria, Sunderland and Tyne and Wear.

"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.

"Dr Aoife O'Mongain, also from the BGS, told the Press Association that the epicentre of the quake was six miles west of Ripon with a depth of almost four miles."

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"Earthquake hits North Yorkshire", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2011. Consulté le 29/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/earthquake-hits-north-yorkshire