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MOSSER,CUMBRIA

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Summary

DATE28/02/2018
ORIGIN TIME07:33:50.8 UTC
LOCATION 54.613 -3.357
DEPTH5 km
MAGNITUDE3.4
LOCALITYCOCKERMOUTH,CUMBRIA

Todays earthquake occurred at 07:33 UTC with a magnitude of 3.4 ML. The epicentre was approximately 5 km SSE of Cockermouth and 12 km ENE of Workington. We have received over 130 reports of the earthquake being felt, most of them from people living close to the epicentre and in the nearby towns of Whitehaven and Workington. The intensity of the shaking was generally weak or moderate, enough to cause windows and objects to rattle. No damage is expected from an earthquake of this size.

This is the largest earthquake in Cumbria since a magnitude 3.5 ML earthquake on 21 December 2010 near Coniston. In 2009 there was a magnitude 3.9 earthquake near Ulveston that was felt widely. The region has experienced many earthquakes over the past few hundred years. The largest of these was a magnitude 5 earthquake near Whitehaven in 1786. This caused some minor damage in Barrow, Cockermouth, Egremont, Whitehaven and Worthington.

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Additional info

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Macroseismic Data

Did you feel it

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