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DID THE EARTH MOVE FOR YOU?

So – did the earth move for you last night?

If so, the British Geological Survey want to hear from you.

Scientists recorded a Cornish earthquake measuring 2.2 on the Richter Scale at around twenty to three Sunday.

Three kilometres deep, the tremors epicentre was just off the A39, south of Wadebridge, not far from Breock.

The shock was felt as far away as Liskeard.

No buildings or property were damaged and no-one hurt, but folk in Padstow and St Austell were woken by the mini-quake.

Sue Dibble, who lives in St Tudy, told the BBC : “It was very loud.

“Like a whooshing and the house and bed were shaking. I thought I’d imagined it.”

The British Geological Society always want to hear from people who felt or heard the tremor.

In fact, they’d like to hear from you if you didn’t feel it, but live anywhere around Camborne, Padstow, St Austell or Liskeard.

Check out their full data on the tremor and see how to contact them HERE .

A spokeswoman for the Society said there were five earthquakes in Britain last month and six in October.

Records dating back to early History show ten people have been killed by earthquakes in Britain.

The most recent death was an old lady who fell down the stair when a 4.7 tremor struck Swansea in 1940.

In the Middle Ages earthquakes collapsed St Andrews church in Hichin and brought down the six bells of Canterbury Cathedral.

The most recent in the West Country before Bodmin was in Bovey Tracey in Devon in July this year.



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