Earthquake recorded hitting Clevedon

PUBLISHED: 07:50 10 July 2017

The earthquake would not have been felt in Clevedon, according to the British Geological Survey.

The earthquake would not have been felt in Clevedon, according to the British Geological Survey.

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A small earthquake has been recorded by geological experts as hitting Clevedon.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) keeps a record of all earthquakes which strike the UK and in its latest list reveals an earthquake has taken place in North Somerset.

The quake measured 1.4 on the Richter scale and occurred on June 10 at 12.46pm.

Earthquakes which score less than 2.0 on the scale are normally not noticeable and only tend to be picked up by a seismograph machine.

The UK suffers an estimated 20 to 30 earthquakes every year which can be felt, according the BGS.

However, smaller earthquakes, as seen recently in Clevedon, can occur ‘several hundred times a year’.


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