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1

Cause of the Market Rasen earthquake and its magnitude

The earthquake was caused by the sudden movement of rocks on a fault line about 20 km underground.
It was registered 5.2 on the Richter Scale, which is strong for the British Isles.

2

How far away was the earthquake felt?

As far as London and Northern Ireland.

3

What happened to the local church?

It suffered £10,000 damage when the stone cross fell and hit the roof.

4

What happened to some roads?

Some roads, sich as Trinity Street in Gainsborough, had to be closed temporarily to ensure that nothing fell on cars or people below.

5

What happened to a man in Yorkshire?

He suffered a fractured pelvis after his chimney collapsed on him while in bed.

6

How many people phoned the police?

More than 5,000 people in a single hour.