The earthquake in Bedfordshire is the largest in the UK so far in 2020. 'No joke' He added: "It was really quite frightening. 2002-10-21 11:42:34 UTC at 11:42 October 21, 2002 UTC Location: Epicenter at 53.478, -2.219 1.2 km from Manchester (0.2 miles) England, United Kingdom Dudley police said 12 people in nightclothes walked into their local police station. ", "However, earth tremors are certainly not that uncommon in the UK.". In this photo of IHA news agency, provided by the government rescue agency AFAD's rescue teams, rescue workers, who were trying to reach survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building, carry 14-year-old Idil Sirin who have been extricated from a collapsed building early Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, 58 hours after a strong earthquake in Izmir, Turkey. September 23, 2002: Dudley - measured 2.7 on the Richter scale; 2. Buildings shook for up to 30 seconds in parts of the West Midlands, Wales, North Yorkshire, London and Wiltshire after the earthquake struck early on September 23, 2002. Birmingham, Alabama: 15:00 UTC−06: ... San Jose Earthquakes: 2002 CONCACAF Champions' Cup: Quarterfinals D.C. United: 2002 CONCACAF Champions' Cup: First Round Kansas City Wizards. "The shaking and trembling was really quite severe. 3.8 magnitude earthquake. In south Wales, people in Cardiff, Newport, Caerphilly, the Vale of Glamorgan and as far west as Swansea, felt the powerful shocks. West Midlands Police said they had 5,000 calls to their switchboard within an hour of the tremor happening and 600 calls to the 999 number. There was minor structural damage as homes were shaken, but no reports of any injuries. Although Monday's earthquake was large by British standards, tremors in places like California, Japan and India can reach seven or more on the Richter scale. Buildings shook for up to 30 seconds in parts of the West Midlands, Wales, North Yorkshire, London, and Wiltshire. About half an hour ago the Birmingham area had an earthquake strong enough to wake people up. Monday, 23 September, 2002, 09:53 GMT 10:53 UK Earthquake hits UK. The largest earthquake on record for Alabama occurred on 10/24/1997, with a depth of 10.0 miles and a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale in Escambia County, AL . The Geological Survey of Alabama provides an online interactive map of earthquake information for Alabama. Epicenter was near Birmingham and was reported to be around 5.7 on the richter scale. It was quite different this time." Adrian Durkin examines a brick which fell from Dudley Castle during the earthquake on the night of September 22, 2002. On 22 September 2002, the largest UK earthquake (m b 4.3) of the last 10 years occurred near the town of Dudley in the West Midlands.Here we determine the earthquake focal mechanism and depth using data from stations at regional and teleseismic distances. Richard Flynn, from Oldbury in the West Midlands, said: "The house started The 20-second tremor was the biggest to hit Britain in a … "I've never had to take calls like this and some people I rang up myself thought I was winding them up but I had to assure them that I was serious.". The whole length of Wales was shaken and people over 120 miles (190 km) apart felt two sudden shocks. 4.8 magnitude earthquake. An aftershock of magnitude 2.7 occurred on 23 September at 03:32 UTC (04:32 local time), … Depth: 9 km 4.3 earthquake - England, United Kingdom, on Monday, 21 October 2002 at 11:42 (GMT) Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 5 km depth ... And a 4.7 magnitude tremor in Dudley, West Mids, in 2002 was felt over much of England and Wales. Dr David Kerridge, senior seismologist, said: "Aftershocks are a possibility but we wouldn't expect anything of the same magnitude.". Abstract. The earthquake caused buildings to sway in downtown Birmingham and tied up all phone lines in the city with 25,000 calls recorded at the main exchange in the hour following the quake. Dudley, 2002 - 4.8 Budbrooke, just west of Warwick and Leamington, September 2000 - 4.2 Fact File The largest earthquake to hit Britain for a decade was felt early yesterday across the Midlands. world terms; we'd only classify it as a light earthquake. The largest earthquake in Alabama occurred north of Birmingham in October 1916. [1]It was the largest earthquake to hit the UK since the 1990 Bishop's Castle earthquake, but there were no injuries and only minor structural damage. Comedian Earthquake in studio with Eunice Elliott - Duration: 8:21. 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Georgia's largest earthquake was … Birmingham felt the tremors of one of the UK's biggest earthquakes for 25 years. Buildings are deemed to be at risk from a quake over 5 on the Richter scale, according to the Environment Agency. 2002-10-24 08:24:54 UTC at 08:24 October 24, 2002 UTC Location: Epicenter at 53.485, -2.179 2.2 km from Droylsden (1.2 miles) England, United Kingdom. Quite a few people came out of their houses wondering what was going on. EMSC (European Mediterranean Seismological Centre) provides real time earthquake information for seismic events with magnitude larger than 5 in the European Mediterranean area and larger than 7 in the rest of the world. However, its intensity in Oxford was much lower than at the epicentre — folk in the Birmingham area reported power-cuts, longer periods of shaking and general neighbourhood alarm. ... Last night's earthquake was more powerful than the 2002 Dudley earthquake … Aftershocks were felt later on Monday morning from what is thought to be the UK's largest earthquake for 10 years. The tremors began at approximately 0054 BST. In 1916 on October 18, a strong earthquake occurred on an unnamed fault east of Birmingham. 1. But that was nothing compared to the 4.8 quake that struck Dudley back on September 23, 2002. Depth: 3 km 2002-10-21 11:42:34 UTC at 11:42 October 21, 2002 UTC Location: Epicenter at 53.478, -2.219 1.2 km from Manchester (0.2 miles) England, United Kingdom Sep 23, 2002 #1 God, that was so scary!!! There are about 200 minor tremors in the UK every year A magnitude five earthquake … It was quite different this time.". Twitter Icon Facebook Icon Julian Bukits, of the BGS, said an earthquake of magnitude four is equivalent to 1,000 tonnes of TNT - that in turn is equivalent to the power of a small nuclear weapon. Michael Clayton, from Fort Crescent, Walall Wood, looks at the damage caused to his neighbour David Birch's car from falling chimney after the earthquake on September 23 2002 2 of 9 It registered a magnitude of 5.1. Glenn Ford, a senior seismologist at the British Geological Survey (BGS), said: "It's an extremely large earthquake in UK terms but not large in Mag. CCTV footage taken from the car wash camera at Shell Macclesfield. Between 200 and 300 quakes occur in Britain each year, but only about 10% are strong enough to be felt. Links to more UK stories are at the foot of the page. Birmingham (/ ˈ b ɜːr m ɪ ŋ h æ m / BUR-ming-ham) is a city in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama.With an estimated 2019 population of 209,403, it is the most populous city in Alabama. ... One Birmingham resident, Alex Potter, told BBC Radio Five Live: "My first thought was it's a bomb and then an earthquake. 2002-09-22 23:53:14 UTC at 23:53 September 22, 2002 UTC Location: Epicenter at 52.52, -2.15 2.2 km from Kingswinford (1.2 miles) England, United Kingdom. The 2002 Dudley earthquake was an earthquake registering 4.7 on the Richter scale that struck the Midlands of England, on 22 September 2002 23:53 UTC (23 September, 00:53 local time) and lasted approximately 20 seconds. The largest earthquake to hit Britain for 10 years struck large parts of England and Wales today, triggering at least one aftershock. All the power was cut off and seemed to be so for about a five-mile (8-km) radius. Monday, 23 September, 2002, 11:33 GMT 12:33 UK Witnesses recall moment earthquake shakes UK An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale wakes thousands of people across England and Wales in the early hours of Monday. One Birmingham resident, Alex Potter, told BBC Radio Five Live: "My first thought was it's a bomb and then an earthquake. Monday, 23 September, 2002, 09:53 GMT 10:53 UK, "The shockwaves were felt by tens of thousands of people", "It's not often this area finds itself at the epicentre of anything", "An earthquake of this size happens once every 10 years", Witnesses recall moment earthquake shakes UK, ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------, British Geological Survey - earthquakes page. In Birmingham, a 31-year-old pregnant woman in … There are 107 earthquake incidents in Alabama on record since 1931. ... 06-22-2017 Birmingham, AL - Close Video Of A Damaging Tornado - … The 2002 Dudley earthquake struck the West Midlands of United Kingdom on 22 September at 23:53 UTC (23 September, 00:53 local time). 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