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Earthquake in Kendal, Cumbria!

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There was a small tremor (or earthquake if you care to dramatise it a little!) in Kendal this evening.  It happened around 15 minutes ago, close to 11pm. It’s the third such event I recall experiencing. The first was in Cheshire when I was quite young, but the second was only last year, which I also felt in Kendal. This event at the end of April last year turned out to affect much of the South Lakes. This more recent one felt much stronger (to me, at least), and more prolonged than any I’d previously experienced.

Did you feel the tremor?  If so, please let us know by posting a comment, telling us what you experienced and where.

20 Comments

  1. Rachel
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Felt it in Barrow-In-Furness!

  2. Liz
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Yep, felt it here in LA5

  3. Mais
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Tremor felt up in Caldbeck for a few seconds!

  4. Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Felt it rumbling through the flag floor of the farmhouse. My son came running downstairs as his bunk bed was shaking.

  5. Lisa
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    From Weardale. My whole room shook!

  6. Rob Fisher
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Kendal town centre, Christmas tree nearly fell off its table!

  7. Hilary
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Tremor felt in LA1, just a couple of seconds!

  8. Anne
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Yes felt it in Burton-in-Kendal too.

  9. Cat
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Felt it quite strong up on Heron Hill in Kendal (Near the Heron Pub). LA9

  10. derek
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    yea felt it here on hallgarth kendal….massive rumble

  11. bob
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    We felt a rumble in Egremont!

  12. Tess Pike
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Definitely felt here in Kirkby Lonsdale: made the whole house shake

  13. Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    The US Geological Survey has confirmed a preliminary magnitude of 3.6.

  14. Izzy
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    Felt it here in Langdale/Ambleside! (we’re kinda in the middle) exciting stuff!

  15. Stu
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Felt it here in Highgate, Kendal. Almost dead on 11, whole building shook for a couple of seconds. We feel a lot of “tremors” as nig wagons, trucks and buses go up Highgate and wondered if this was one at first, but it was a real jolt and vibrations for ten, twenty seconds afterwards.

  16. Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    According to the USGS, the epicentre was here:

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=54.485%C2%B0N,+3.242%C2%B0W&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=19.143671,35.15625&ie=UTF8&ll=54.522676,-3.2341&spn=0.073227,0.137329&z=13

    (Honister Pass)

  17. Posted December 22, 2010 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    Here are more details from the USGS:

    Magnitude 3.6

    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

  18. Posted December 22, 2010 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    Felt it quite strongly in Barrow. Epicentr supposedly at Honister Pass. Felt stronger that the last one. ‘survivor’ on BBC news at the moment

  19. Adam
    Posted December 22, 2010 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Help study the quake: http://www.earthquakes.bgs.ac.uk/questionnaire/EqQuestIntroA.html

  20. Trev
    Posted December 22, 2010 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    Felt 2 shocks around 11 last night in Penrith. Both only maybe a second or two but very distinctive feeling which rattled the computers etc in the room. Oddly no one downstairs felt it.

    Strange that this one seems to have come from the Lake District as the only fault line i was aware we had was around Dumfries which caused damage in Carlisle a couple of years ago, or so.

    Quake did make the Radio 2 breakfast news this morning so Moira Stewart and a few million others now acknowledge we exist.

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