Birmingham (/ ˈ b ɜːr m ɪ ŋ h æ m / BUR-ming-ham) is a city in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama.With an estimated 2019 population of 209,403, it is the most populous city in Alabama. In this photo of IHA news agency, provided by the government rescue agency AFAD's rescue teams, rescue workers, who were trying to reach survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building, carry 14-year-old Idil Sirin who have been extricated from a collapsed building early Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, 58 hours after a strong earthquake in Izmir, Turkey. Birmingham is top of the list after being hit three times. Twitter Icon Facebook Icon One Birmingham resident, Alex Potter, told BBC Radio Five Live: "My first thought was it's a bomb and then an earthquake. However, its intensity in Oxford was much lower than at the epicentre — folk in the Birmingham area reported power-cuts, longer periods of shaking and general neighbourhood alarm. In Birmingham it was hailed as a lifesaver, alerting a mum and son to a kitchen blaze. Glenn Ford, a senior seismologist at the British Geological Survey (BGS), said: "It's an extremely large earthquake in UK terms but not large in All the power was cut off and seemed to be so for about a five-mile (8-km) radius. The earthquake in Bedfordshire is the largest in the UK so far in 2020. The Geological Survey of Alabama provides an online interactive map of earthquake information for Alabama. In south Wales, people in Cardiff, Newport, Caerphilly, the Vale of Glamorgan and as far west as Swansea, felt the powerful shocks. Mag. An aftershock of magnitude 2.7 occurred on 23 September at 03:32 UTC (04:32 local time), … Bill Wilson, who was duty inspector for Merseyside Police at the time of the tremor, said he took up to 30 calls from people who initially thought there was an intruder in their home or there had been an explosion. The 2002 Dudley earthquake was an earthquake registering 4.7 on the Richter scale that struck the Midlands of England, on 22 September 2002 23:53 UTC (23 September, 00:53 local time) and lasted approximately 20 seconds. September 23, 2002: Dudley - measured 2.7 on the Richter scale; 2. Buildings are deemed to be at risk from a quake over 5 on the Richter scale, according to the Environment Agency. "There was an earthquake in Birmingham back in the fifties when I was a boy but back then the ground swayed. 6.1 biggest ever recorded, about 120km off Great Yarmouth, 1931, 5.4 biggest on land in Lleyn, north Wales, 1984, 5.1 in Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, in 1990, 4.1 shook Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Oct 2001. Abstract. The tremor began at 0053 BST and its epicentre was in Dudley in the West Midlands. ... One Birmingham resident, Alex Potter, told BBC Radio Five Live: "My first thought was it's a bomb and then an earthquake. The streets were in darkness.". Monday, 23 September, 2002, 09:53 GMT 10:53 UK Earthquake hits UK. Power was restored after about 20 minutes. Birmingham felt the tremors of one of the UK's biggest earthquakes for 25 years. Monday, 23 September, 2002, 11:33 GMT 12:33 UK Witnesses recall moment earthquake shakes UK An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale wakes thousands of people across England and Wales in the early hours of Monday. ... 06-22-2017 Birmingham, AL - Close Video Of A Damaging Tornado - … Richard Flynn, from Oldbury in the West Midlands, said: "The house started The tremor hit at around 1am and was measured at 5.2 on the Richter scale, stronger than the 2002 earthquake which centred on Dudley. ... Last night's earthquake was more powerful than the 2002 Dudley earthquake … The epicentre of the quake was under Birmingham Monday, 23 September, 2002, 09:53 GMT 10:53 UK, "The shockwaves were felt by tens of thousands of people", "It's not often this area finds itself at the epicentre of anything", "An earthquake of this size happens once every 10 years", Witnesses recall moment earthquake shakes UK, ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------, British Geological Survey - earthquakes page. Sep 23, 2002 #1 God, that was so scary!!! 2002-10-24 08:24:54 UTC at 08:24 October 24, 2002 UTC Location: Epicenter at 53.485, -2.179 2.2 km from Droylsden (1.2 miles) England, United Kingdom. Between 200 and 300 quakes occur in Britain each year, but only about 10% are strong enough to be felt. The state averages 1 earthquakes per year. The shock registered 4.7–4.8 on the Richter scale and lasted approximately 20 seconds. The largest earthquake in Alabama occurred north of Birmingham in October 1916. Monday, 23 September, 2002, 12:53 GMT 13:53 UK In pictures: UK earthquake Large parts of England and Wales have been hit by an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale. The tremors began at approximately 0054 BST. 2002-10-21 11:42:34 UTC at 11:42 October 21, 2002 UTC Location: Epicenter at 53.478, -2.219 1.2 km from Manchester (0.2 miles) England, United Kingdom It happened at 12.56am. The whole length of Wales was shaken and people over 120 miles (190 km) apart felt two sudden shocks. It was apparently most strong at Easonville. The largest this century came when the West Midlands was hit by an earthquake in 2002 in the Dudley area that reached 5.0 on the Richter scale and caused damage to homes. earthquakes today - recent and latest earthquakes, earthquake map and earthquake information. "The shaking and trembling was really quite severe. Julian Bukits, of the BGS, said an earthquake of magnitude four is equivalent to 1,000 tonnes of TNT - that in turn is equivalent to the power of a small nuclear weapon. The earthquake caused buildings to sway in downtown Birmingham and tied up all phone lines in the city with 25,000 calls recorded at the main exchange in the hour following the quake. The 2002 Dudley earthquake struck the West Midlands of United Kingdom on 22 September at 23:53 UTC (23 September, 00:53 local time). "There was an earthquake in Birmingham back in the fifties when I was a boy but back then the ground swayed. WVTM 13 News Recommended for you. Large parts of England and Wales have been hit by an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale. Links to more UK stories are at the foot of the page. One Birmingham resident, Alex Potter, told BBC Radio Five Live: "My first thought was it's a bomb and then an earthquake. The largest earthquake on record for Alabama occurred on 10/24/1997, with a depth of 10.0 miles and a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale in Escambia County, AL . Buildings shook for up to 30 seconds in parts of the West Midlands, Wales, North Yorkshire, London, and Wiltshire. Aftershocks were felt later on Monday morning from what is thought to be the UK's largest earthquake for 10 years. shaking quite violently at about 1am. Michael Clayton, from Fort Crescent, Walall Wood, looks at the damage caused to his neighbour David Birch's car from falling chimney after the earthquake on September 23 2002 2 of 9 Depth: 3 km ", "However, earth tremors are certainly not that uncommon in the UK.". On 22 September 2002, the largest UK earthquake (m b 4.3) of the last 10 years occurred near the town of Dudley in the West Midlands.Here we determine the earthquake focal mechanism and depth using data from stations at regional and teleseismic distances. There are 107 earthquake incidents in Alabama on record since 1931. Damaged homes in Fort Crescent, Walall Wood, after the September 2002 earthquake, Michael Clayton, from Fort Crescent, Walall Wood, looks at the damage caused to his neighbour David Birch's car from falling chimney after the earthquake on September 23 2002, Damage in Fort Crescent, Walsall Wood, caused by falling chimney after earthquake on September 23 2002, The damaged roof of a house in Clarendon Road in Bloxwich near the epicentre of the earthquake which struck large parts of England and Wales, on Monday 23 September, 2002, Pat Battison and her daughter Sophie, 9, stand with the remains of their chimney outside their home in Clarendon Road in Bloxwich on September 23, 2002, St Michael's Church, Rushall, Walsall, on September 23 2002. world terms; we'd only classify it as a light earthquake. But that was nothing compared to the 4.8 quake that struck Dudley back on September 23, 2002. The map provides the locations, dates, and magnitudes of historical earthquakes, as well as highlighting recent earthquakes. There are about 200 minor tremors in the UK every year A magnitude five earthquake … Dudley police said 12 people in nightclothes walked into their local police station. West Midlands Police said they had 5,000 calls to their switchboard within an hour of the tremor happening and 600 calls to the 999 number. Birmingham, Alabama: 15:00 UTC−06: ... San Jose Earthquakes: 2002 CONCACAF Champions' Cup: Quarterfinals D.C. United: 2002 CONCACAF Champions' Cup: First Round Kansas City Wizards. Depth: 9 km Callers to the BBC reported doors slamming and windows rattling. EARTHQUAKES IN WEST MIDLANDS. About half an hour ago the Birmingham area had an earthquake strong enough to wake people up. CCTV footage taken from the car wash camera at Shell Macclesfield. Epicenter was near Birmingham and was reported to be around 5.7 on the richter scale. Comedian Earthquake in studio with Eunice Elliott - Duration: 8:21. The 20-second tremor was the biggest to hit Britain in a … Adrian Durkin examines a brick which fell from Dudley Castle during the earthquake on the night of September 22, 2002. Buildings shook for up to 30 seconds in parts of the West Midlands, Wales, North Yorkshire, London and Wiltshire after the earthquake struck early on September 23, 2002. 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