Earthquakes are increasing in the UK: highest level in a decade

A very informative article concerning the increase of detected earthquakes in the United Kingdom. Whether fracking is responsible for the increase (likely not in entirety but it surely isn’t helping) or whether the United Kingdom is entering a possible period of busy tectonic activity remains to be seen. My own feeling? Let’s just keep a close eye on matters. As always, I would like to thank Alvin from the ever-informative Extinction Protocol blog for bringing this matter to our attention.

The Extinction Protocol

July 2014UNITED KINGDOM – New figures show the number of earthquakes recorded in the UK is increasing. The highest level of detections in the last decade is set to be registered for 2014, with 100 earthquakes already recorded in the first three months of the year and 149 in total up until July. This compares to 154 throughout 2013, 64 in 2006 and 111 reported in 2005, 2007 and 2011 – one small tremor, which centered on Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands earlier this month. The quake had a magnitude measuring 4.2, making it the largest in the region for almost 90 years and the tremors were felt all along the south coast of England. The tremor was reported to have registered on British Geological Survey monitoring station equipment in Exeter, Devon. Environmental activists fear the Government’s desire to exploit shale gas reserves in rocks beneath…

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