Earthquake heard’

PUBLISHED: 10:17 05 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:35 15 June 2010

A HONITON woman has been told by the British Geological Survey that a rumbling sound, heard in the bedroom of her Langford Avenue home early last Wednesday morning, was probably caused by the biggest earthquake to hit Britain in more than 20 years.

A HONITON woman has been told by the British Geological Survey that a rumbling sound, heard in the bedroom of her Langford Avenue home early last Wednesday morning, was probably caused by the biggest earthquake to hit Britain in more than 20 years.

Anna Mitcham, 35, says she is a light sleeper and heard a noise "like the rumble of a train".

"I also thought I heard a cupboard in my bedroom shake," she said.

"I couldn't believe it."

Anna was the first person from Devon to contact the British Geological Survey following the quake.

Now she is encouraging others, who may have heard the rumble, to fill in a simple on-line questionnaire.

Log on to www.earthquake.bgs.ac.uk to find out more.


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