Don't miss a story sign up to Midweek Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Did the earth move for you? Quake hits Devon

15:07 20 February 2014

Did you feel the trmors in Sidmouth?

Did you feel the trmors in Sidmouth?

Archant

Residents in Devon felt the ground shake this afternoons when an earthquake hit the county.

The British Geological Society has confirmed the earthquake struck at around 1.21pm this afternoon.

Julian Bukits, from the society, confirmed the earthquake occurred around halfway between the North Devon coast and South Wales.

The society has said the earthquake originated in the Bristol Channel and registered a magnitude of 4.1 with a depth of 5km.

The ground shook in the area for around 10 seconds and has been felt as far as Ilfracombe and Exmouth.

According to website earthquaketrack.com, Devon has not experienced an earthquake for more than a decade. The last quake to be recorded was in Bideford 13 years ago, with a magnitude of 4.0.

The earthquake has been reported in Barnstaple, Swansea, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Clyst St Mary and even as far south as Cornwall.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:08
Sergeant Mat Helm is excited to get started.

Mat Helm started his new job last week, and said he was ‘excited’ to get stuck in.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:53
Battle of the Somme

Special ceremony at the War Memorial to mark centenary of the battle which cost so many lives

Read more
Yesterday, 12:35

Lucy Deacon passed away at Abbyfield Hill House, in Dunkeswell Road, Combe Raleigh on January 9

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30
Chamber of Comerce members at Axminster Heritage Centre

Chairman Shane Morgan was delighted to greet the Honiton traders’ group president Colin Wright and chairman Tony McCollum.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:15
The new defibrillator at Beer. Ref shb 26-16AW 1132. Picture: Alex Walton

The legacy of a young woman will live on in her favourite seaside town after her family donated life saving equipment.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:45
Fly tipping at the Lamberts Castle beauty spot near Axminster

East Devon Council gets tough to protect the ‘wonderful coastline and countryside’

Read more
Tue, 17:30
Joan Davies -  the only survivor of the original Trustees when the ACS was formed 30 years ago

Members of Axminster Care Service (ACS) will be in party mood when they celebrate their 30th birthday at their annual meeting in The Guildhall on Thursday, June 30, at 7.30pm.

Read more
Tue, 14:58
Winning RNLI  stall organisers (l to r) Brian Cursley, Gerry Hampton and Peter Hampton.

Lifeboat team wins the Axe Vale Skip Award for Best Presented Charity Stand

Read more

Gallery: Cranbrook Day

Tue, 14:19
Helen West and Todd Plant from Cranberry events with town council members. Ref mhc 26-16TI 3196. Picture: Terry Ife

Hundreds of Cranberries joined in the fun on Sunday for the Cranbrook Day festivities at The Education Campus.

Read more
Tue, 13:06
Honiton 1st Brownies celebrate The Queen's 90th birthday with an indoor street party. Ref mhh 26-16TI 3301. Picture: Terry Ife

Celebrations took place on Sunday at The Bee Hive for The Queen’s 90th birthday.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications