Earthquake shakes Britain, no report of injury

February 27th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by admin  

London, Feb 27 (DPA) An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter Scale woke up people across Britain Wednesday, but there have been no reports of injury or damage, officials said. The earthquake struck at 1 a.m. with the US Geological Survey reporting its epicentre was around 48 km south of Hull, east Yorkshire, 205 km north of London.

John Jenkin, from Bourne in Lincolnshire, was woken by the tremors and said that objects had fallen from his shelves, according to the Press Association.

“I was woken up. It was hell,” said Jenkin. “The police around here suddenly became very busy.”

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