Earthquake hits Kent – shaking homes, rattling windows & setting off car alarms


Kent was hit by a 4.3 magnitude earthquake yesterday that shook buildings.

Luckily, it caused no injuries or damage to buildings.

Residents took to Twitter to report incidents of shaking floors and rattling windows.








Kent earthquake graph

According to British Geological Survey monitoring station, the earthquake measured 4.2 or 4.3

Kent Police received many calls to report the incident.

A spokesman said: “It has now been confirmed parts of east Kent has been affected by an earthquake measuring just 4.3 on the Richter scale (British Geological Survey).

“Police began receiving reports of the earthquake tremor in the east Kent area at around 2.57am. Police and the fire and rescue service had no reports of structural damage or injuries. We will continue to liaise with our partner agencies to ensure we are providing help and support in any areas needed.”


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