Local News

I was interested to see Folkestone got a mention in the Daily Mail today. An earthquake shook the Lake District today but it was only 3.7 on the Richter scale and 8.8km below ground so the effect was limited. The Daily Mail says that the one that shook Folkestone two years ago was 4.3 and only 2 km below ground and that is why Folkestone had so much damage. There was a lot of scaffolding around for some time afterwards. At the time there was a loud explosion like the nuclear plant had gone up or something and your senses couldn't quite comprehend what was happening straight away as the earth shook - literally. Afterwards everywhere was eerily quiet, no bird sounds even, just the sounds of alarms of cars and buildings going off everywhere. very surreal. Recently we had a smaller earthquake just last month measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale. Let's hope that is the last for a few years!


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