Cornwall earthquake as coast hit by tremor near tourist destination

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An earthquake has struck off the coast of Cornwall, 15 miles from a National Trust site.

It had a magnitude of 0.5, and was recorded north of Trevose Head, near Constantine Bay.

The quake occurred at 1.43am on Monday, May 31, Cornwall Live reports.

In 2019, a similar seismic event was recorded off the coast of Cornwall.

It took place at 00.53am on October 24, in the sea off Portreath.

The tremor registered as magnitude 0.9, which again can be felt by a seismograph but usually not by people.

Cornwall is more used to earth tremors caused by human activities.

Between November 3 and December 30, 2020, alone, 43 induced seismic events were recorded in the county.

All of the earthquakes recorded originated from the Carharrack area, near Redruth.

They were all minor and of magnitudes which usually can only be felt by seismographs. The biggest one was recorded on December 8 at 10.46am. It had a magnitude of 1.7

Last summer, reports emerged of a 3.0 magnitude earthquake in the English Channel – but turned out to be a false alarm.

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The quake was recorded 50km east of Eastbourne in Sussex on August 13 at around 9.05am by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

It supposedly occurred at a depth of 4.3 miles and was registered in Camber Sands (21 miles away) and Lewes (44 miles away).

However, the British Geological Survey (BGS) disputed the report and the EMSC later deleted the reference to a tremor in the English Channel.

Glenn Ford, a seismic analyst at the BGS, told The Independent: “This appears to be a spurious event caused by the automated processes used by the EMSC. It may be a genuine signal."

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