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Date-Time Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 22:59:11 UTC
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 10:59:11 PM at epicenter
Location 54.485°N, 3.242°W
Depth 15.2 km (9.4 miles)
Region ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Distances 50 km (30 miles) SSW of Carlisle, England, UK
90 km (55 miles) ENE of Douglas, Isle of Man, UK
120 km (75 miles) WSW of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
395 km (245 miles) NNW of LONDON, United Kingdom
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 22.9 km (14.2 miles); depth +/- 11.7 km (7.3 miles)
Parameters NST= 15, Nph= 17, Dmin=92.4 km, Rmss=1.28 sec, Gp=176°,
M-type=local magnitude (ML), Version=2
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc0000sdh
Somethings shaking for sure Past 24 hours earthquakes in UK, Iran, Indonesia and Japan?! Not good...
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.