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Tremor hits E. England, no casualties

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook England’s eastern Lincolnshire county, according to the British Geological Survey.

The tremor happened late Saturday at a depth of 17.6km close to northeastern Grimsby, affecting an area of more than three million inhabitants, the survey said in a press statement.

The quake was felt by thousands of people in the north-east of England, it said, confirming that neither casualties nor damage was reported.

Earthquakes of this size happen around every two-five years in the UK, it said, adding that the quake is the largest in the area since Market Rasen’s 5.2 earthquake in 2008.

Source: Kuwait News Agency