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Earthquake tremor that shook village measured 1.3 on Richter Scale

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: December 31, 2012

Highbridge

The earth tremor happened beneath Highbridge at 2.52am

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An earth tremor shook part of Somerset yesterday.

The tremor, described as small, happened at 2.52am beneath Highbridge, in the north of the county.

It was first reported by www.Burnham-on-Sea.com which said it was centred just to the west of Alstone.

The British Geological Survey, which monitors UK earthquakes, confirmed that the quake measured 1.3 on the Richter Scale. The last tremor in the area was in December 2006. It measured 1.6 on the Richter Scale.

Small tremors are not uncommon. A British Geological spokesman said: “There are actually about 200 in this country every year. Most go completely unnoticed by the public because they are so small.”

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