Flashcards in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire: Causes And Impact Of An Earthquake In The British Isles Deck (6)
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.
How far away was the earthquake felt?
As far as London and Northern Ireland.
What happened to the local church?
It suffered £10,000 damage when the stone cross fell and hit the roof.
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.
What happened to a man in Yorkshire?
He suffered a fractured pelvis after his chimney collapsed on him while in bed.