Bromyard, Herefordshire, UK Earthquake M3.6

A minor earthquake occurred yesterday beneath Bromyard, Hereforefordshire, UK yesterday (October 26, 2008). Above is the recording at Keele University, UK recorded on our “Seismometers for Schools” instrument, part of the “KAP-SEIS” network.

Details from the BGS:
Felt reports described “a thump as if someone had jumped off the bed upstairs” and “loud boom noise as though something extremely heavy had fallen on the wood floor above my head”.

Historically, the largest earthquake to have occurred in this area was a magnitude 5.3 event on 17 December 1896.