The earth- quake was felt across England and Wales, with the most distant reports coming from Aberdeen, Truro, and Ireland. Both the largest British earthquake in 25 years (Market Rasen, 5.2 M BL B) and also the most damaging British earthquake in many decades (Folkestone, 4.3 M BL B) occurred in 2007/2008. Scunthorpe was close to the epicentre (at Middle Rasen) of the 2008 Market Rasen earthquake, the second largest earthquake experienced in the British Isles, which had a magnitude of 5.2. The largest UK earthquake in over 25 years struck just before 01 :00 GMT on 27 February 2008. 2008 Chechnya earthquake — Date October 11, 2008 (09:06:10 UTC) Magnitude 5.8 Mw[1] Depth 20 kilometres (12 mi) Epicenter … Wikipedia. [2] Birds and pets became highly agitated. The epicentre was approximately 4 km north of Market Rasen, but the earthquake was widely felt across England and Wales, with the most distant reports coming from Aberdeen, Truro and Ireland. CCTV footage taken from the car wash camera at Shell Macclesfield. Centred on Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, the earthquake decimated the nearby village of Doncaster, causing almost £30 worth of damage. BGS also received reports of damage to chimneys and masonry over a widespread area. [3][10] The earthquake was felt by people as far south as Bournemouth, where it was felt as a mild but noticeable vibration, and as far away as Bangor, Northern Ireland, where it woke people.[3][9]. The little town was the epicentre of an earthquake that shook thousands of homes across England. Market Rasen ist eine Marktstadt im District West Lindsey der englischen Grafschaft Lincolnshire. ★ Market Rasen. Market Rasen, February 2008 The biggest earthquake to hit in the UK in the past 36 years was a 5.2 magnitude quake in Market Rasen in Lincolnshire in 2008. The Market Rasen earthquake by John Carney On the 27th 2008, at 00:56 GMT, an earthquake occurred in Lincolnshire, the trace of which Not that there's that much to damage in the town. [7][8] Indeed, the motion on the strike-slip fault responsible for the earthquake is compatible with a local NW–SE stress field;[1] a product of the E–W and N–S regional stress fields. Musson published The macroseismic survey of the 27 February 2008 Market Rasen earthquake | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate According to the British Geological Survey the earthquake registered a reading of 5.2 on the Richter scale, with its epicentre 2.5 miles (4 km) north of Market Rasen and 15 miles (24 km) south-west of Grimsby. the minor earthquakes (<3.5 ML) of western Scotland, where glaciers ~1 km thick existed during the peak of the last ice age. It comes nearly a decade after the 5.2-magnitude earthquake in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, which was felt widely across England and Wales. [16] The French Atomic Energy Commission estimated the magnitude was 5.4ML. [18], Firefighting crews were called out to 50 incidents and 1 fire as a result of the quake. The 2008 Sichuan earthquake was the deadliest with 87,587 fatalities, and also the largest at 8.0 on the moment magnitude scale.Other significant earthquakes struck Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Japan, Colombia, and other parts of China. Lincolnshire was hit by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake at 1am on February 27, 2008. The 2008 Market Rasen earthquake occurred at 00:56:47.8s GMT on 27 February 2008. Wed 27 Feb 2008 09.34 EST 8 Britain's largest earthquake in nearly a quarter of a century has left one person injured and a trail of damage. 2008 Sichuan earthquake — 2008 Earthquake 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake … Wikipedia [15] The British Geological Survey gave the earthquake a reading of 5.2ML, while the United States Geological Survey reported it measured 4.8Mb. Market Rasen was today the centre of Britain’s biggest ever earthquake – but the Lincolnshire town can already claim to have helped shift a few of pop music’s tectonic plates. February 2008 earthquake. The town lies on the main road between Lincoln and Grimsby, the A46, and is on National Cycle Route 1 (part of EuroVelo 12) of the National Cycle Network. Only a minority of earthquakes in the UK are related to post-glacial rebound e.g. across England and Wales. [6] Most intraplate earthquakes in northern Europe, including the British Isles, are thought to be driven by distant tectonic stresses – a combination of E–W North Atlantic Ridge and N–S African Plate regional stress fields, and local mantle conditions. Download Citation | On Jan 1, 2008, Roger M.W. The most recent serious earthquake, of 5.2 magnitude, struck Market Rasen in Lincolnshire in 2008 and was felt as far away as Newcastle and London. According to the British Geological Survey the earthquake registered a reading of 5.2 on the Richter scale, with its epicentre 2.5 miles (4 km) north of Market Rasen and 15 miles (24 km) south-west of Grimsby. Unlike typical earthquakes worldwide, the earthquakes of Northern Europe are intraplate earthquakes, meaning they are not close to tectonic plate boundaries. The rush river runs through it from East to West, approximately 13 miles North-East from Lincoln, 18 miles East of Gainsborough and 16 miles South-West from Grimsby. Lincolnshire was hit by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake at 1am on February 27, 2008. Police in the Midlands received more than 5,000 telephone calls in an hour from members of the public regarding the earthquake. The epicentre was 2.5 miles north of Market Rasen. [11] The spire of St Mary Magdalene church at Waltham on the Wolds in Leicestershire was damaged and was to be rebuilt at a cost of £100,000. A seismogram showing the 5.2 quake near Market Rasen A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said crews were called to an incident on Barnsley Road, in Wombwell, Barnsley, at 1.27am. 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On 27 February 2008 a significant earthquake had its epicentre approximately 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north-west from Market Rasen, near the neighbouring parish of Middle Rasen. But there is only one topic of conversation filling Market Rasen's streets. It was the biggest earthquake in the area since the 2008 quake in Market Rasen. The name derives from the Old English ræsn meaning 'plank', and is thought to refer to a plank bridge. © UKRI document.write(new Date().getFullYear()). 2008 Damxung earthquake — Date October 6, 2008 (2008 10 06) Magnitude 6.4 Mw De … Wikipedia. The British … The tremors were felt across a wide area of England and Wales, from Hampshire in the south to Newcastle upon Tyne in the north, and as far west as Bangor, Northern Ireland. Market Rasen was today the centre of Britain’s biggest ever earthquake – but the Lincolnshire town can already claim to have helped shift a few of pop music’s tectonic plates. The nine aftershocks observed, ~5 kilometres (3 mi) SSW of the main earthquake event, point to an approximately N–S oriented fault. The most recent serious earthquake, of 5.2 magnitude, struck Market Rasen in Lincolnshire in 2008 and was felt as far away as Newcastle and London. It is the largest UK ‘quake since the Lleyn Peninsula earthquake of July 1984. [1][3] Buildings as large as apartment blocks were reported to have shaken for up to 30 seconds afterwards. across England and Wales, with the most distant reports coming from Aberdeen, Truro and Ireland. The largest recorded UK earthquake , magnitude 6.1, was under the Dogger Bank, off Great Yarmouth in June 1931. Epicenter was near Birmingham and was reported to be around 5.7 on the richter scale. Scientists from the British Geological Survey investigate the damage caused by the earthquake that struck much of England in the early hours of Wednesday 27th February 2008. [19] Building Control & Street Force officers worked quickly to assess damage in the area around West Lindsey,[20] and West Lindsey District Council also urged people to call their telephone number if people were concerned about damage to their homes. The 2008 Lincolnshire earthquake occurred on the 27th of February 2008. [20], The BGS described the earthquake as an "extremely large earthquake in UK terms but not large in world terms". It was felt nationally with damage levels just below an emergency response. However, there are still fault lines left over from these times, and although most of these faults are inactive, they are still subject to small amounts of stress, resulting in infrequent small earthquakes. Its epicentre was 15 miles north of Lincoln, near Market Rasen, and the British Geological Survey reported the earthquake as measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale - the largest in Britain since 1984. Two Notable Earthquakes in 2008 John Carney, John Aram and Tony Waltham Abstract: Reports on this year's very modest earthquake in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, and the much larger event in Sichuan, China. It was built by the Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway Market Rasen Racecourse is a National Hunt racecourse in the town of Market Rasen in Lincolnshire, England. 2008-02-27 00:56:47 UTC 4.8 magnitude, 18 km depth Market Rasen, England, United Kingdom 4.8 magnitude earthquake 2008-02-27 00:56:47 UTC at 00:56 February 27, 2008 UTC Market Rasen is a town and civil parish in the district of West Lindsey district, Lincolnshire, England. [3] Structural damage was recorded in some areas, including one case where a chimney collapsed and injured a person in Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. [14], The tremor was the largest earthquake to affect the UK since the 1984 Llŷn Peninsula earthquake, which measured 5.4 on the Richter scale. Market Rasen liegt 29 Kilometer östlich von Gainsborough, 22 Kilometer nordöstlich von Lincoln und 26 Kilometer südwestlich von Grimsby am Rande der Lincolnshire Wolds. People in Newcastle, Yorkshire, London, Cumbria, the Midlands and Norfolk felt the tremor just before 0100 GMT on Wednesday. Market Rasen Earthquake 2008 - On the 27th of February 2008, there was an earthquake in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire in the UK. 2008 Chechnya earthquake — Date October 11, 2008 (09:06:10 UTC) Magnitude 5.8 Mw[1] Depth 20 kilometres (12 mi) Epicenter … Wikipedia. This earthquake was measured on the Richter scale at 3.9. De Lincolnshire Earthquake of Market Rasen Earthquake was met een kracht van 5.3 op de Richterschaal de zwaarste schok sinds 1984. People are claiming the earthquake felt similar to the one that struck the region in February 2008. Earthquakes of this size occur in the UK roughly every 30 years. 1999), and also by EMSC as part of its European monitoring. 2008-02-27 00:56:47 UTC 4.8 magnitude, 18 km depth Market Rasen, England, United Kingdom 4.8 magnitude earthquake 2008-02-27 00:56:47 UTC at 00:56 February 27, 2008 UTC On the 27th of February 2008, there was an earthquake in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire in the UK. With the largest earthquake underneath British soil for some time, the racecourse town of Market Rasen found itself close to the epicentre, a 5.2 quake Feb 27th 2008, the local paper not really doing justice to the event. 'Midlands Today' and KEHS seismometer recording of the Market Rasen Earthquake in February 2008 The entire wiki with photo and video galleries for each article [20] Trent Street in Gainsborough was closed to traffic whilst a local builder assessed if properties were structurally safe,[20] after 1 family was evacuated from their house following concerns about collapses. The magnitude 5.2 … The earthquake, about magnitude 5.2 according to the BGS, was centred on Market Rasen in Lincolnshire. Comparison of Two Large Earthquakes: The 2008 Sichuan Earthquake and the 2011 East Japan Earthquake – From a Student Discussion Session in Beijing, 2011 – Yuki Otani,1 Takayuki Ando,1 Kaori Atobe,1 Akina Haiden,1 Sheng-Yuan Kao,1 Kohei Saito,1 Marie Shimanuki,1 Norifumi Yoshimoto1 and Koichi Fukunaga2 The epicentre was 2.5 miles north of Market Rasen. 2008 Damxung earthquake — Date October 6, 2008 (2008 10 06) Magnitude 6.4 Mw De … Wikipedia. The entire wiki with photo and video galleries for each article [1], The duration of the earthquake was confirmed as roughly 10 seconds.[2]. Damage bill runs into millions as biggest earthquake in 25 years rocks Britain. A major earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale hit in the early hours of Wednesday 27th February 2008. Market Rasen Earthquake 2008. The Macroseismic Survey of the 27 February 2008 Market Rasen Earthquake Category: Newsletter articles Author: Roger M.W. UK since a magnitude 5.4 ML earthquake struck the North Wales in 1984, which was also widely felt Market Rasen railway station serves the town of Market Rasen in Lincolnshire, England. According to the British Geological Survey the earthquake registered a reading of 5.2 on the Richter scale, with its epicentre 2.5 miles (4 km) north of Market Rasen and 15 miles (24 km) south-west of Grimsby. The largest, measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale, occurred around five weeks after the initial event, on 5 April at 13:57 GMT. The 2008 Market Rasen earthquake occurred at 00:56:47.8s GMT on 27 February 2008. Sie hatte 2001 gemäß Volkszählung 3.230 Einwohner. In addition, questionnaire data were collected automatically by USGS as part of the “Did You Feel It?” (DYFI) programme (Wald et al. [17], A total of nine aftershocks were recorded. [4] The energy released was 3.98×1012 joules (equal to the detonation of ~950 tonnes of TNT).[5]. Its epicentre was 15 miles north of Lincoln, near Market Rasen, and the British Geological Survey reported the earthquake as measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale - the largest in Britain since 1984. The Market Rasen Earthquake Author: Welsh Joint Education Committee Last modified by: Welsh Joint Education Committee Created Date: 3/3/2008 2:02:00 PM Company: 245 Western Avenue, Cardiff CF5 2YX Other titles: The Market Rasen Earthquake The town is known for Market Rasen Racecourse and being close to the epicentre of a 2008 earthquake. 3 February 2008 earthquake; 4 See also; 5 References; 6 External links; Community. At shortly before 1am this morning (GMT) an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 struck the United Kingdom. Download Citation | On Jan 1, 2008, Roger M.W. Immediately following the occurrence of the Market Rasen earthquake on 27 February 2008 (5.2 ML, 4.5 Mw), an online questionnaire was opened on the BGS web site to collect felt reports. By JAYA NARAIN and PAUL HARRIS. On 27 February 2008, a significant earthquake occurred, centred on the neighbouring parish of Middle Rasen, approximately 2½ miles north of Market Rasen. We don't get many earthquakes in the UK and this was the largest since 1984. The place-name 'Market Rasen' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Rase, Rasa and Resne. The epicentre (the point on the Earth’s surface directly above the centre of the earthquake), was 4 kilometres north of the town of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. EERI Newsletter, April 2008 Volume 42, Number 4 February 27 Market Rasen, UK, Earth-quake A moderate earthquake struck south- east England (53.32 °N, 0.3 4°W) just before AM local time. But there is only one topic of conversation filling Market Rasen's streets. Local authorities invoked emergency measures for the latter. Windowed cross-correlation of the paired time-series was used to identify simultaneous short-duration anoma-lies. Appearance-wise, Market Rasen is unscathed. Buildings were shaken for up to 30 seconds. History. The observed focal mechanism implies either sinistral motion on a N–S or dextral motion on an E–W oriented strike-slip fault. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the epicentre of the 5.2 magnitude quake was near Market Rasen in Lincolnshire. The 2008 Market Rasen earthquake occurred at 00:56:47.8s GMT on 27 February 2008. BGS News Release : BGS Scientists Investigate Earthquake at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire BGS Scientists Investigate Earthquake at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire . [1] From the 5.2 ML magnitude of the main earthquake, a motion of a few centimetres along a ~2.5 kilometres (2 mi) long fault rupture is derived. People near the epicentre could feel this quake. The little town was the epicentre of an earthquake that shook thousands of homes across England. Not that there's that much to damage in the town. It wasn't the largest earthquake at 5.2, but what was significant was that it was in the middle of rural England. [9] There were no deaths, but a 19-year-old man in Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire suffered a broken pelvis when a piece of chimney fell through the roof onto his attic bed. The earthquake was caused by the sudden rupture and motion along a strike-slip fault, 18.6 kilometres (12 mi) beneath Lincolnshire. [2] The earthquake caused power cuts in some areas. [8], The earthquake resulted in structural damage to many homes and businesses in the epicentral area. 2008 Sichuan earthquake — 2008 Earthquake 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake … Wikipedia Last updated at 10:38 28 February 2008 The Market Rasen earthquake was therefore the result of movement on an old pre-existing fault line deep below Lincolnshire. One such period included the Market Rasen earthquake (ML=5.2, 27 February 2008). The epicentre (the point on the Earth’s surface directly above the centre of the earthquake), was 4 kilometres north of the town of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. The cost of insurance payouts was estimated to be around £30 million,[14] with the majority of damage being done to chimneys, roof tiles and by falling masonry. Musson published The macroseismic survey of the 27 February 2008 Market Rasen earthquake | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate In 2001 the town had a population of 3,200. [2] A church in March, Cambridgeshire reported that, since the earthquake, water had been coming up from the ground into the cellar at a rate of 10 imperial gallons (45 l) per hour. Only one person was injured and there were no deaths due to the earthquake. Both the largest British earthquake in 25 years (Market Rasen, 5.2 M BL B) and also the most damaging British earthquake in many decades (Folkestone, 4.3 M BL B) occurred in 2007/2008. Musson Editor: Andreas Nielsen Library: Online Year: 2008 N° catalog: Vol 20, No 4 File: Newsletter vol 20 no 4.pdf And Sky News are showing it as Market Rasen too Chris as I am Chris (talk) 03:01, 27 February 2008 (UTC) The Times says "according to the British Geological Survey, was centred on the village of Holton cum Beckering, about 15 miles northeast of Lincoln." [1] Earthquake motion occurred over a time span of ~2 minutes but it was most intense and was felt at the surface for just 10 to 30 seconds; maximum vertical ground motion at the epicentre of the earthquake was only ~1 mm. Buildings were shaken for up to 30 seconds. A 3.9-magnitude earthquake centred in north-east ... 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