Sep 23, 2002 #1 God, that was so scary!!! 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 'No joke' He added: "It was really quite frightening. One Birmingham resident, Alex Potter, told BBC Radio Five Live: "My first thought was it's a bomb and then an earthquake. Georgia's largest earthquake was … ... One Birmingham resident, Alex Potter, told BBC Radio Five Live: "My first thought was it's a bomb and then an earthquake. The tremors began at approximately 0054 BST. About half an hour ago the Birmingham area had an earthquake strong enough to wake people up. An aftershock of magnitude 2.7 occurred on 23 September at 03:32 UTC (04:32 local time), … All the power was cut off and seemed to be so for about a five-mile (8-km) radius. Mag. In 1916 on October 18, a strong earthquake occurred on an unnamed fault east of Birmingham. Links to more UK stories are at the foot of the page. It was quite different this time.". The Geological Survey of Alabama provides an online interactive map of earthquake information for Alabama. Callers to the BBC reported doors slamming and windows rattling. Epicenter was near Birmingham and was reported to be around 5.7 on the richter scale. It was quite different this time." 4.3 earthquake - England, United Kingdom, on Monday, 21 October 2002 at 11:42 (GMT) Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 5 km depth 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. 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. 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 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. 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. shaking quite violently at about 1am. Power was restored after about 20 minutes. It registered a magnitude of 5.1. The largest earthquake to hit Britain for 10 years struck large parts of England and Wales today, triggering at least one aftershock. 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. Monday, 23 September, 2002, 09:53 GMT 10:53 UK Earthquake hits UK. But that was nothing compared to the 4.8 quake that struck Dudley back on September 23, 2002. Aftershocks were felt later on Monday morning from what is thought to be the UK's largest earthquake for 10 years. 1. One Birmingham resident, Alex Potter, told BBC Radio Five Live: "My first thought was it's a bomb and then an earthquake. WVTM 13 News Recommended for you. The 20-second tremor was the biggest to hit Britain in a … "The shaking and trembling was really quite severe. 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. ... And a 4.7 magnitude tremor in Dudley, West Mids, in 2002 was felt over much of England and Wales. 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 Buildings shook for up to 30 seconds in parts of the West Midlands, Wales, North Yorkshire, London, and Wiltshire. Birmingham is top of the list after being hit three times. There was minor structural damage as homes were shaken, but no reports of any injuries. 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. earthquakes today - recent and latest earthquakes, earthquake map and earthquake information. 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. Twitter Icon Facebook Icon Dr David Kerridge, senior seismologist, said: "Aftershocks are a possibility but we wouldn't expect anything of the same magnitude.". ... 06-22-2017 Birmingham, AL - Close Video Of A Damaging Tornado - … Earthquake information for europe. There are 107 earthquake incidents in Alabama on record since 1931. The state averages 1 earthquakes per year. 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. In Birmingham it was hailed as a lifesaver, alerting a mum and son to a kitchen blaze. Adrian Durkin examines a brick which fell from Dudley Castle during the earthquake on the night of September 22, 2002. 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Last night's earthquake was more powerful than the 2002 Dudley earthquake … "There was an earthquake in Birmingham back in the fifties when I was a boy but back then the ground swayed. Depth: 9 km The tremor began at 0053 BST and its epicentre was in Dudley in the West Midlands. 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. The shock registered 4.7–4.8 on the Richter scale and lasted approximately 20 seconds. The largest earthquake in Alabama occurred north of Birmingham in October 1916. 3.8 magnitude earthquake. In Birmingham, a 31-year-old pregnant woman in … 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. Dudley police said 12 people in nightclothes walked into their local police station. 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. The streets were in darkness.". It happened at 12.56am. Between 200 and 300 quakes occur in Britain each year, but only about 10% are strong enough to be felt. The 2002 Dudley earthquake struck the West Midlands of United Kingdom on 22 September at 23:53 UTC (23 September, 00:53 local time). 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. There are about 200 minor tremors in the UK every year A magnitude five 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 The earthquake in Bedfordshire is the largest in the UK so far in 2020. 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. 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 . 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 epicentre of the quake was under Birmingham Comedian Earthquake in studio with Eunice Elliott - Duration: 8:21. 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. The map provides the locations, dates, and magnitudes of historical earthquakes, as well as highlighting recent earthquakes. 4.8 magnitude earthquake. Abstract. It was apparently most strong at Easonville. The earthquake originated near the city of Irondale, 3 miles (5 km) north of Birmingham, striking just after 4 P.M. local time. "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.". EARTHQUAKES IN WEST MIDLANDS. 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. Birmingham felt the tremors of one of the UK's biggest earthquakes for 25 years. [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. 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. ", "However, earth tremors are certainly not that uncommon in the UK.". 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.