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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 5:23 am 
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They've just been ratled by a 4.3 magnitude earthquake! :shock:

It even woke a few of the dears up:

Earthquake hits Kent, shaking houses and waking residents

Magnitude 4.3 quake affects Canterbury, Margate and Whitstable, with people jolted from sleep and taking to social media to express their alarm

An earthquake hit parts of Kent in the early hours of Friday morning, shaking houses, rattling windows and waking people in the county.

The magnitude 4.3 earthquake was being investigated by seismologists at the British Geological Survey which said tremors had been felt in areas including Margate.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, based in Paris, said the quake struck shortly before 3am.

It tweeted: “M4.3 earthquake strikes 46km SE of Southend-on-Sea (United Kingdom).”

The US Geological Survey measured the quake as magnitude 4.0.

Kent police were inundated with calls about the incident.

The force tweeted: “We are aware of reports of tremors being felt by residents in East Kent & are monitoring the situation. No injuries have been reported.”

Musician Jake West was in his terraced house in Canterbury when he reported it started shaking.

“At 3am it’s normally quiet,” he told the Guardian. “There was silence, then there was shaking. It was very odd. It felt like there was someone very heavy who was stomping down the stairs.”

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