Hundreds of people across North Yorkshire experienced a ‘siesmic event’ – possibly an earthquake – around 4:03pm this afternoon, according to the Volcano Discovery website. It reported at 4.03pm.
People in the Malton and Pickering area of North Yorkshire felt the tremor and have been on social media discussin the event. Others heard a loud boom as well, but no damages have been reported. Residents from Brotton, Redcar, Cleveland, Pickering and Skelton have all reported feeling the ground move.
An online post by EARTHQUAKEMONITOR, said: “We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near York (England), England, United Kingdom on 17 Nov 2021 (GMT) at approximately 15:48.
“There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this possible quake.
“The location, magnitude and time mentioned are indicative, based on our best-fit seismic model. They are temporary until our AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency.”
The British Geological Survey has claimed the incident had been a sonic boom.
They reported: “The BGS have received a number of reports from residents in North Yorkshire who reported an event at approximately 15:50 UTC today
“Data from the BGS seismic networks in the region were examined and signals consistent with a possible sonic origin were recorded between 15:47:42s and 15:49:23s UTC on several stations, on the BGS seismic network, in North Yorkshire.” The clip below shows the booming noise startle the pheasants.
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