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

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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:

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

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

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10002bap#scientific_origin:us_us10002bap

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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