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Earthquake Rocks the U.K.

United Kingdom
April 27, 2007

PARTS of southern England were rocked by an earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale this morning.

There were reports of 15-20 seconds of "severe earth movement" in much of Kent and parts of Sussex, Essex and even Suffolk - with widespread structural damage to houses

Thousands of homes were left without power. Many residents have been left wandering streets, too frightened to return to their homes.

The US Government's geological monitoring unit claimed the quake occurred 10km beneath the surface about 15km south of Canterbury.

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