5/21/2015 — Rare 4.0 magnitude earthquake strikes South England along the English Channel

A very rare 4.0 magnitude earthquake has struck South England.

england 4.0m earthquake may 21 2015


Last weeks earthquake forecast called for 4.0M earthquake activity to strike South England.

Over the past week, a 3.3 magnitude struck the English channel, and a 3.4 magnitude struck Belgium.  Now a 4.0 magnitude has struck  Southern UK along the shores of the English channel.

Forecast calling for this movement on May 11, 2015:


Here is the most current earthquake forecast from May 21, 2015:


M4.0 – 2km W of Ramsgate, United Kingdom


Magnitude / uncertainty 4.0 mb± 0.2
Location / uncertainty 51.334°N 1.384°E± 6.9 km
Depth / uncertainty 5.0 km± 2.0
Origin Time 2015-05-22 01:52:15.820 UTC
Number of Stations
Number of Phases 47
Minimum Distance 217.41 km (1.95°)
Travel Time Residual 1.49 sec
Azimuthal Gap 82°
FE Region England, United Kingdom (533)


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