Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Earthquake Felt Across Large Parts of Britain
An earthquake struck Britain early today and was felt across large parts of the county. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.The 5.3 magnitude quake struck at about 1 a.m. and was centered about 125 miles north of London, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. "It was like a huge freight rain outside the front door," Sky News reporter, Lukwesa Burakm reported from Leicestershire in central England. "The entire house seemed to shake." many other people in southern, central and northern England reported feeling their homes shaken by the earthquake in a country where such tremors are uncommon.