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Michael Clayton, from Fort Crescent, Walall Wood, looks at the damage caused to his neighbour David Birch's car from falling chimney after the earthquake on September 23 2002 2 of 9 Between 200 and 300 quakes occur in Britain each year, but only about 10% are strong enough to be felt. Sep 23, 2002 #1 God, that was so scary!!! Callers to the BBC reported doors slamming and windows rattling. Birmingham is top of the list after being hit three times. The streets were in darkness.". "The shaking and trembling was really quite severe. In Birmingham, a 31-year-old pregnant woman in … Julian Bukits, of the BGS, said an earthquake of magnitude four is equivalent to 1,000 tonnes of TNT - that in turn is equivalent to the power of a small nuclear weapon. ... One Birmingham resident, Alex Potter, told BBC Radio Five Live: "My first thought was it's a bomb and then an earthquake. 2002-10-21 11:42:34 UTC at 11:42 October 21, 2002 UTC Location: Epicenter at 53.478, -2.219 1.2 km from Manchester (0.2 miles) England, United Kingdom The largest earthquake on record for Alabama occurred on 10/24/1997, with a depth of 10.0 miles and a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale in Escambia County, AL . In this photo of IHA news agency, provided by the government rescue agency AFAD's rescue teams, rescue workers, who were trying to reach survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building, carry 14-year-old Idil Sirin who have been extricated from a collapsed building early Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, 58 hours after a strong earthquake in Izmir, Turkey. The tremor hit at around 1am and was measured at 5.2 on the Richter scale, stronger than the 2002 earthquake which centred on Dudley. It was quite different this time." Adrian Durkin examines a brick which fell from Dudley Castle during the earthquake on the night of September 22, 2002. In 1916 on October 18, a strong earthquake occurred on an unnamed fault east of Birmingham. About half an hour ago the Birmingham area had an earthquake strong enough to wake people up. The 2002 Dudley earthquake struck the West Midlands of United Kingdom on 22 September at 23:53 UTC (23 September, 00:53 local time). 'No joke' He added: "It was really quite frightening. ", "However, earth tremors are certainly not that uncommon in the UK.". Abstract. ... Last night's earthquake was more powerful than the 2002 Dudley earthquake … Birmingham (/ ˈ b ɜːr m ɪ ŋ h æ m / BUR-ming-ham) is a city in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama.With an estimated 2019 population of 209,403, it is the most populous city in Alabama. All the power was cut off and seemed to be so for about a five-mile (8-km) radius. It registered a magnitude of 5.1. The tremor began at 0053 BST and its epicentre was in Dudley in the West Midlands. Dudley police said 12 people in nightclothes walked into their local police station. Twitter Icon Facebook Icon One Birmingham resident, Alex Potter, told BBC Radio Five Live: "My first thought was it's a bomb and then an earthquake. Glenn Ford, a senior seismologist at the British Geological Survey (BGS), said: "It's an extremely large earthquake in UK terms but not large in 2002-09-22 23:53:14 UTC at 23:53 September 22, 2002 UTC Location: Epicenter at 52.52, -2.15 2.2 km from Kingswinford (1.2 miles) England, United Kingdom. Depth: 3 km CCTV footage taken from the car wash camera at Shell Macclesfield. shaking quite violently at about 1am. An aftershock of magnitude 2.7 occurred on 23 September at 03:32 UTC (04:32 local time), … It was apparently most strong at Easonville. 4.3 earthquake - England, United Kingdom, on Monday, 21 October 2002 at 11:42 (GMT) Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 5 km depth 2002-10-21 11:42:34 UTC at 11:42 October 21, 2002 UTC Location: Epicenter at 53.478, -2.219 1.2 km from Manchester (0.2 miles) England, United Kingdom Links to more UK stories are at the foot of the page. The earthquake caused buildings to sway in downtown Birmingham and tied up all phone lines in the city with 25,000 calls recorded at the main exchange in the hour following the quake. Epicenter was near Birmingham and was reported to be around 5.7 on the richter scale. earthquakes today - recent and latest earthquakes, earthquake map and earthquake information. Aftershocks were felt later on Monday morning from what is thought to be the UK's largest earthquake for 10 years. However, its intensity in Oxford was much lower than at the epicentre — folk in the Birmingham area reported power-cuts, longer periods of shaking and general neighbourhood alarm. The tremors began at approximately 0054 BST. The largest this century came when the West Midlands was hit by an earthquake in 2002 in the Dudley area that reached 5.0 on the Richter scale and caused damage to homes. Depth: 9 km Birmingham, Alabama: 15:00 UTC−06: ... San Jose Earthquakes: 2002 CONCACAF Champions' Cup: Quarterfinals D.C. United: 2002 CONCACAF Champions' Cup: First Round Kansas City Wizards. West Midlands Police said they had 5,000 calls to their switchboard within an hour of the tremor happening and 600 calls to the 999 number. The largest earthquake to hit Britain for 10 years struck large parts of England and Wales today, triggering at least one aftershock. 6.1 biggest ever recorded, about 120km off Great Yarmouth, 1931, 5.4 biggest on land in Lleyn, north Wales, 1984, 5.1 in Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, in 1990, 4.1 shook Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Oct 2001. The 20-second tremor was the biggest to hit Britain in a … There was minor structural damage as homes were shaken, but no reports of any injuries. The earthquake originated near the city of Irondale, 3 miles (5 km) north of Birmingham, striking just after 4 P.M. local time. The map provides the locations, dates, and magnitudes of historical earthquakes, as well as highlighting recent earthquakes. Georgia's largest earthquake was … 3.8 magnitude earthquake. Monday, 23 September, 2002, 12:53 GMT 13:53 UK In pictures: UK earthquake Large parts of England and Wales have been hit by an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale. Dudley, 2002 - 4.8 Budbrooke, just west of Warwick and Leamington, September 2000 - 4.2 Fact File The largest earthquake to hit Britain for a decade was felt early yesterday across the Midlands. Buildings shook for up to 30 seconds in parts of the West Midlands, Wales, North Yorkshire, London, and Wiltshire. The 2002 Dudley earthquake was an earthquake registering 4.7 on the Richter scale that struck the Midlands of England, on 22 September 2002 23:53 UTC (23 September, 00:53 local time) and lasted approximately 20 seconds. WVTM 13 News Recommended for you. But that was nothing compared to the 4.8 quake that struck Dudley back on September 23, 2002. Earthquake information for europe. Mag. 1. Buildings are deemed to be at risk from a quake over 5 on the Richter scale, according to the Environment Agency. Monday, 23 September, 2002, 09:53 GMT 10:53 UK Earthquake hits UK. Damaged homes in Fort Crescent, Walall Wood, after the September 2002 earthquake, Michael Clayton, from Fort Crescent, Walall Wood, looks at the damage caused to his neighbour David Birch's car from falling chimney after the earthquake on September 23 2002, Damage in Fort Crescent, Walsall Wood, caused by falling chimney after earthquake on September 23 2002, The damaged roof of a house in Clarendon Road in Bloxwich near the epicentre of the earthquake which struck large parts of England and Wales, on Monday 23 September, 2002, Pat Battison and her daughter Sophie, 9, stand with the remains of their chimney outside their home in Clarendon Road in Bloxwich on September 23, 2002, St Michael's Church, Rushall, Walsall, on September 23 2002. Dr David Kerridge, senior seismologist, said: "Aftershocks are a possibility but we wouldn't expect anything of the same magnitude.". In south Wales, people in Cardiff, Newport, Caerphilly, the Vale of Glamorgan and as far west as Swansea, felt the powerful shocks. Comedian Earthquake in studio with Eunice Elliott - Duration: 8:21. EMSC (European Mediterranean Seismological Centre) provides real time earthquake information for seismic events with magnitude larger than 5 in the European Mediterranean area and larger than 7 in the rest of the world. Large parts of England and Wales have been hit by an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale. The whole length of Wales was shaken and people over 120 miles (190 km) apart felt two sudden shocks. "There was an earthquake in Birmingham back in the fifties when I was a boy but back then the ground swayed. There are about 200 minor tremors in the UK every year A magnitude five earthquake … Although Monday's earthquake was large by British standards, tremors in places like California, Japan and India can reach seven or more on the Richter scale. Quite a few people came out of their houses wondering what was going on. ... And a 4.7 magnitude tremor in Dudley, West Mids, in 2002 was felt over much of England and Wales. It was quite different this time.". There are 107 earthquake incidents in Alabama on record since 1931. world terms; we'd only classify it as a light earthquake. The largest earthquake in Alabama occurred north of Birmingham in October 1916. "There was an earthquake in Birmingham back in the fifties when I was a boy but back then the ground swayed. The state averages 1 earthquakes per year. On 22 September 2002, the largest UK earthquake (m b 4.3) of the last 10 years occurred near the town of Dudley in the West Midlands.Here we determine the earthquake focal mechanism and depth using data from stations at regional and teleseismic distances. The shock registered 4.7–4.8 on the Richter scale and lasted approximately 20 seconds. The Geological Survey of Alabama provides an online interactive map of earthquake information for Alabama. The epicentre of the quake was under Birmingham 4.8 magnitude earthquake. Monday, 23 September, 2002, 11:33 GMT 12:33 UK Witnesses recall moment earthquake shakes UK An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale wakes thousands of people across England and Wales in the early hours of Monday. [1]It was the largest earthquake to hit the UK since the 1990 Bishop's Castle earthquake, but there were no injuries and only minor structural damage. Power was restored after about 20 minutes. Bill Wilson, who was duty inspector for Merseyside Police at the time of the tremor, said he took up to 30 calls from people who initially thought there was an intruder in their home or there had been an explosion. 2002-10-24 08:24:54 UTC at 08:24 October 24, 2002 UTC Location: Epicenter at 53.485, -2.179 2.2 km from Droylsden (1.2 miles) England, United Kingdom. "I've never had to take calls like this and some people I rang up myself thought I was winding them up but I had to assure them that I was serious.". Richard Flynn, from Oldbury in the West Midlands, said: "The house started The earthquake in Bedfordshire is the largest in the UK so far in 2020. Monday, 23 September, 2002, 09:53 GMT 10:53 UK, "The shockwaves were felt by tens of thousands of people", "It's not often this area finds itself at the epicentre of anything", "An earthquake of this size happens once every 10 years", Witnesses recall moment earthquake shakes UK, ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------, British Geological Survey - earthquakes page. EARTHQUAKES IN WEST MIDLANDS. Buildings shook for up to 30 seconds in parts of the West Midlands, Wales, North Yorkshire, London and Wiltshire after the earthquake struck early on September 23, 2002. It happened at 12.56am. September 23, 2002: Dudley - measured 2.7 on the Richter scale; 2. 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