Earthquake tremors felt by Ham&High readers

HAM&HIGH readers have been reporting how tremors from the UK s biggest earthquake for a quarter of a century have been felt in north London. John Morris, who lives in Swiss Cottage, rang our offices this morning to say: I was walking along Avenue Road i

HAM&HIGH readers have been reporting how tremors from the UK's biggest earthquake for a quarter of a century have been felt in north London.

John Morris, who lives in Swiss Cottage, rang our offices this morning to say: ''I was walking along Avenue Road in the early hours when I felt the ground shake. I thought at first it was a tube train but then realised it couldn't be at that time. It seemed to last for about 20 seconds and was very unnerving.''

Peter Jarvis, who was in Hendon, was typing on his computer when he heard a weird sound. ''It was almost as if the house was groaning and the speakers attached to my computer wobbled for a few seconds. I looked outside to see if something had happened but there was nothing.

'I knocked on my flat mate's door and he said he had heard and felt something as well, but thought he had imagined it.''


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Archway Road reader John Martin was another who mistook the effect of the tremors for those of a passing train or heavy lorry.

''I was just a little alarmed and puzzled as the vibration passed quite quickly, certainly faster than a passing train would have done but everything made sense when I woke up this morning and heard that there had been an earthquake. If this is what an earthquake more than 150 miles away feels like, I wouldn't want to be any closer to one!''

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According to the British Geological Survey (BGS) the quake, which occurred at around 1am, measured 5.3 on the Richter scale and its epicentre was near Market Rasen in Lincolnshire, more than 160 miles from Hampstead.

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