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15 Quakes Hit Manchester
UK In 24 Hours
This Is London.com
Greater Manchester has been shaken by at least 15 earthquakes during the past 24 hours.
The biggest tremor in the latest series of earthquakes came at just before 1.30pm, but its strength has yet to be confirmed by the British Geological Survey.
Experts describe the number of tremors to hit the county as "unusual" and say they are "excited" about analysing the findings.
The first earthquake alarmed people arriving for work on Monday at 8.45am and measured 3.2 on the Richter scale.
A bigger earthquake - 3.9 on the Richter scale - shook the city on Monday lunchtime and police reported up to 190 calls from concerned residents.
Julian Bukits, assistant seismologist at the British Geological Survey, said further tremors were recorded throughout Monday evening and at 4.39am on Tuesday a tremor measuring 2.9 on the Richter scale was recorded, followed by a number of smaller earthquakes which continued until 1pm.
And at just before 1.30pm the city centre of Manchester rumbled again.
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