UK hit by string of earthquakes, including biggest in 10 years

UK hit by string of earthquakes, including biggest in 10 years

[Ed. – For comparison, the list of quakes is, like, a normal 24-hour period in California (except for the 4.6, which would be noteworthy).  But California is perched over a rapidly subducting plate, throwing up blueschist (far and away my favorite rock facies) and helium-3 right and left like nobody’s business.  The UK normally comports itself much more decorously.]

Shocking figures show there have been 21 earthquakes in the UK in the last 50 days, including the biggest in ten years, with the majority striking Wales.

The news that Brits are living on shaky ground comes after a 4.6 quake struck in Wales last week, and was reported to be the strongest to have hit the UK in 10 years.

The British Geological Survey has registered the specific location of the quake to be the village of Cwmllynfell near Swansea. …

Out of the 21 quakes 10 of them were in Wales, with an assortment of villages that make up the area of Llanwenog feeling a 0.9 magnitude quake on January 11, and the village of Llangybi experiencing a 1.0 earthquake on January 6.

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