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Earthquake in Kent 22-5-2015

kent 20150522 mapOn 22nd May 2015 at 01:52:17 UTC an earthquake of magnitude ML4.2 occurred near Ramsgate, in Kent, England, with the epicentral location 51.28N, 1.41E. Read more.

According to BGS, there were several hundred felt reports, and the event was recorded at Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) stations, as well as by BGS stations acroos the UK.  See seismogram below.

There are between 200-300 earthquakes recorded per year in the UK, according to BGS. An earthquake of magnitude between 4.0 – 4.9 is expected to occur once every two years.

kent 20150522 seismo