Earth quake hits North Yorkshire

4 January 2011

The British Geological Survey report an earth quake.

At 21.03 on 3rd Jan 11 it occurred with a magnitude 3.6ML with the centre 9km WNW of Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Tremors were experienced strongly in Ripon and Masham with smaller tremors reported in Harrogate and Pannal.

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The BGS report earth quake activity is not increasing. Despite recent devastating earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and China, as well as magnitude 7+ earthquakes in Indonesia and California, might give the impression that earthquake activity is increasing. In fact, a quick look at earthquake statistics over the last 20 years shows that this is not the case. On average there are about 15 earthquakes every year with a magnitude of 7 or greater.

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