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Can you get earthquakes in the UK and Ireland?. Caught on camera: Video reports - CCTV of quake Seismologist.

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1 Can you get earthquakes in the UK and Ireland?

2 Caught on camera: Video reports - CCTV of quake Seismologist explanation & Waking up to an earthquake: Injuries: Local report: earthquake-hits jp

3 Earthquakes in the UK Case study: Market Rasen Earthquake, Lincolnshire (2008)

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10 This crack appeared in a ceiling of Pamela and Stephen Taylor at Holton le Moor. "We were very frightened by the experience," she said

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12 One of the chimneys made safe after being loosened by the earthquake. This one was in Kilnwell Road in Market Rasen.

13 Market Rasen Earthquake, Lincolnshire (2008) Background Information –Location –Date –Time –Magnitude etc Causes of the Earthquake –Why did it happen? –What fault line was it on? Impact of the earthquake – What damage was done etc

14 Market Rasen Earthquake, Lincolnshire (2008) Background Information –Location: Market Rasen, Lincolnshore (2008) –Date 27 Feb 2008 –Time 0057 –Magnitude 5.2 Causes of the Earthquake –Why did it happen –The Earthquake was the result of an old fault line deep below Lincolnshire, it was caused by a sudden movement along a strike- slip fault. –What fault line was it on? –Strike Slip Fault Impact of the earthquake – What damage was done –There were 9 aftershocks, damage included roof tiles coming off, chimney pots falling down and some unsafe walls/ roofs. Masonry fell from St Thomas church. No one was killed and one man went to hospital with a suspected broken pelvis (when he was pinned under masonry in his bedroom) –Market Rasen now got its very own earthquake monitoring station


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