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Cumbria Quake felt across the Island

Wed, 22 Dec 2010


An earthquake measuring three-point-five on the richter scale was felt on the Isle of Man last night.

The epicentre of the quake was in Cumbria sixty miles from Douglas.

The emergency services have reported that the effects were felt in Ramsey, Peel, Onchan and Laxey.

No injuries or damage has been reported on the Island as a result of the tremor.

Dale Grant from the US Geological Survey says we're lucky the quake wasn't stronger [play clip]

Link: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0000sdh.php

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