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2008 Market Rasen earthquake
Magnitude 5.2 ML
Depth 18.6 kilometres (12 mi)
Epicenter 53°24′14″N 0°19′52″W / 53.404°N 0.331°W / 53.404; -0.331Coordinates: 53°24′14″N 0°19′52″W / 53.404°N 0.331°W / 53.404; -0.331
Areas affected United Kingdom
Max. intensity VI (Slightly Damaging)
Casualties 1 injured

The 2008 Lincolnshire earthquake occured on the 27th of February 2008. This earthquake was measured on the Richter scale at 3.9. People near the epicentre could feel this quake. Only one person was injured and there were no deaths due to the earthquake. This affected the United Kingdom. The depth of the earthquake was 18,600m. It is said to have happened at 23:14 on a Saturday and is estimated to have lasted for 10 seconds. It was mainly felt in Lincolnshire and Hull.

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