29 April, 2007

Rare Earthquake Strikes Folkestone, England

At 8:19 am on Saturday, April 28, 2007, a 4.3 earthquake struck the costal resort town of Folkestone, England. The epicentre was 7 1/2 miles from Dover in the English Channel. There were reports that the temblor was felt as far away as Essex, England.

Homes in five streets were evaculated due to structural damage, which was mostly cracks in walls and fallen chimneys. There was only one injury, although the Kent Fire and Rescue service received more than 200 telephone calls. There were wide reports of loss of electricity, but most houses have had their electric service restored.


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