Main article: 2008 Lincolnshire earthquake. Market Rasen is a town and civil parish in the district of West Lindsey district, Lincolnshire, England. But there is only one topic of conversation filling Market Rasen's streets. [7][8] Indeed, the motion on the strike-slip fault responsible for the earthquake is compatible with a local NW–SE stress field;[1] a product of the E–W and N–S regional stress fields. The most recent serious earthquake, of 5.2 magnitude, struck Market Rasen in Lincolnshire in 2008 and was felt as far away as Newcastle and London. On 27 February 2008 a significant earthquake had its epicentre approximately 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north-west from Market Rasen, near the neighbouring parish of Middle Rasen. Lincolnshire's 'Rasen' Earthquake 2008 With the largest earthquake underneath British soil for some time, the racecourse town of Market Rasen found itself close to the epicentre, a 5.2 quake Feb 27th 2008, the local paper not really doing justice to the event. © UKRI document.write(new Date().getFullYear()). 1999), and also by EMSC as part of its European monitoring. The town is known for Market Rasen Racecourse and being close to the epicentre of a 2008 earthquake. [8], The earthquake resulted in structural damage to many homes and businesses in the epicentral area. 2008 Sichuan earthquake — 2008 Earthquake 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake … Wikipedia People in Newcastle, Yorkshire, London, Cumbria, the Midlands and Norfolk felt the tremor just before 0100 GMT on Wednesday. Market Rasen liegt 29 Kilometer östlich von Gainsborough, 22 Kilometer nordöstlich von Lincoln und 26 Kilometer südwestlich von Grimsby am Rande der Lincolnshire Wolds. Its epicentre was 15 miles north of Lincoln, near Market Rasen, and the British Geological Survey reported the earthquake as measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale - the largest in Britain since 1984. People are claiming the earthquake felt similar to the one that struck the region in February 2008. Market Rasen is a small market town on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Powerful earthquake hits China In terms of the energy released, the Magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck Sichuan province in China in May 2008 was not a record-setter. [20] Trent Street in Gainsborough was closed to traffic whilst a local builder assessed if properties were structurally safe,[20] after 1 family was evacuated from their house following concerns about collapses. 2008-02-27 00:56:47 UTC 4.8 magnitude, 18 km depth Market Rasen, England, United Kingdom 4.8 magnitude earthquake 2008-02-27 00:56:47 UTC at 00:56 February 27, 2008 UTC 2008 Chechnya earthquake — Date October 11, 2008 (09:06:10 UTC) Magnitude 5.8 Mw[1] Depth 20 kilometres (12 mi) Epicenter … Wikipedia. The epicentre (the point on the Earth’s surface directly above the centre of the earthquake), was 4 kilometres north of the town of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. The earthquake, about magnitude 5.2 according to the BGS, was centred on Market Rasen in Lincolnshire. One such period included the Market Rasen earthquake (ML=5.2, 27 February 2008). Earthquakes in 2008 resulted in about 88,011 fatalities. Windowed cross-correlation of the paired time-series was used to identify simultaneous short-duration anoma-lies. It was the biggest earthquake in the area since the 2008 quake in Market Rasen. Appearance-wise, Market Rasen is unscathed. Musson Editor: Andreas Nielsen Library: Online Year: 2008 N° catalog: Vol 20, No 4 File: Newsletter vol 20 no 4.pdf BGS also received reports of damage to chimneys and masonry over a widespread area. [1] Earthquake motion occurred over a time span of ~2 minutes but it was most intense and was felt at the surface for just 10 to 30 seconds; maximum vertical ground motion at the epicentre of the earthquake was only ~1 mm. Not that there's that much to damage in the town. [1][3] Buildings as large as apartment blocks were reported to have shaken for up to 30 seconds afterwards. Police in the Midlands received more than 5,000 telephone calls in an hour from members of the public regarding the earthquake. Unlike typical earthquakes worldwide, the earthquakes of Northern Europe are intraplate earthquakes, meaning they are not close to tectonic plate boundaries. Musson published The macroseismic survey of the 27 February 2008 Market Rasen earthquake | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate On the 27th of February 2008, there was an earthquake in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire in the UK. This earthquake was measured on the Richter scale at 3.9. The largest UK earthquake in over 25 years struck just before 01 :00 GMT on 27 February 2008. February 2008 earthquake. [1] From the 5.2 ML magnitude of the main earthquake, a motion of a few centimetres along a ~2.5 kilometres (2 mi) long fault rupture is derived. The epicentre was approximately 4 km north of Market Rasen, but the earthquake was widely felt The magnitude of the earthquake is estimated at 5.2 ML, making it the largest earthquake in the The 2008 Market Rasen earthquake occurred at 00:56:47.8s GMT on 27 February 2008. Market Rasen was today the centre of Britain’s biggest ever earthquake – but the Lincolnshire town can already claim to have helped shift a few of pop music’s tectonic plates. ★ Market Rasen. A 3.9-magnitude earthquake centred in north-east ... "But it is actually much smaller than the one 10 years ago at Market Rasen, 30km from this earthquake, ... 29 February 2008. We don't get many earthquakes in the UK and this was the largest since 1984. Scientists from the British Geological Survey investigate the damage caused by the earthquake that struck much of England in the early hours of Wednesday 27th February 2008. [11] The spire of St Mary Magdalene church at Waltham on the Wolds in Leicestershire was damaged and was to be rebuilt at a cost of £100,000. It is the largest UK ‘quake since the Lleyn Peninsula earthquake of July 1984. They were also reported in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the far north of France. [6] Most intraplate earthquakes in northern Europe, including the British Isles, are thought to be driven by distant tectonic stresses – a combination of E–W North Atlantic Ridge and N–S African Plate regional stress fields, and local mantle conditions. Lincolnshire was hit by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake at 1am on February 27, 2008. The epicenter was approximately 4 km north of Market Rasen. across England and Wales. Market Rasen ist eine Marktstadt im District West Lindsey der englischen Grafschaft Lincolnshire. The British … The 2008 Market Rasen earthquake occurred at 00:56:47.8s GMT on 27 February 2008. The entire wiki with photo and video galleries for each article Earthquake shakes the Country – Epicentre 4km north of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire At shortly before 1am this morning (GMT) an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 struck the United Kingdom. Buildings were shaken for up to 30 seconds. Significant shocks were felt in Scunthorpe and the surrounding North Lincolnshire area. By JAYA NARAIN and PAUL HARRIS. Market Rasen, February 2008 The biggest earthquake to hit in the UK in the past 36 years was a 5.2 magnitude quake in Market Rasen in Lincolnshire in 2008. Market Rasen was today the centre of Britain’s biggest ever earthquake – but the Lincolnshire town can already claim to have helped shift a few of pop music’s tectonic plates. [9] There were no deaths, but a 19-year-old man in Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire suffered a broken pelvis when a piece of chimney fell through the roof onto his attic bed. Which was felt across England and Wales [ 18 ], a total nine. 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