Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Residents in Cumbria reported that items fell from shelves and walls during the tremor.
The earthquake was picked up by sensors run by the British Geological Survey across Britain The British Geological Survey confirmed that an earthquake of local magnitude 3.5, the term seismologists prefer to the Richter scale, took place shortly before 11pm centred on Coniston in the Lake District.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue service said it had dealt with hundreds of calls about the tremor but had not dealt with any damage.'
Posted by DotConnector at 09:46