earth tremor


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earth tremor

[′ərth ‚trem·ər]
(geophysics)
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I thought it was just a clap of thunder but when the furniture started shaking I realised it must be some sort of earth tremor
Dubbed the "Welsh Roswell", on January 23 in 1974 locals reported hearing a huge bang, felt earth tremors and saw a brilliant light in the sky over the Berwyn Mountains.
The earth tremor shook large parts of the Lake District but was felt as far east as Catton village, near Allendale, in Northumberland.
On This Day: 1580: An earth tremor damaged several London churches, including the old St Paul's Cathedral.
That one was the most powerful earth tremor in Britain for a decade, although no damage was reported and nobody was hurt.
Some players were also woken by an earth tremor in the early hours of the morning.
But an investigation carried out by the Ministry of Defence concluded the scare was the result of a noisy earth tremor that coincided with a meteor burning up in the atmosphere.
That's not withstanding earlier local difficulties like a minor earth tremor (no-one hurt) and a five-hour thunderstorm depositing three-inches of rain onto Brits who have decamped from their hotel rooms onto the beach, to save cash and invalid insurance policies claiming an act of God.
THE Midlands was rocked by an earth tremor which people described as sounding like a lorry crashing into the side of their house.
In this final instalment, Manchester has an earth tremor and Monica goes into labour.
On This Day:1580: An earth tremor damaged several London churches, including the old St Paul's Cathedral.
GEOLOGY experts say Warwick and the urrounding villages have nothing to fear in the wake of the weekend's earth tremor.