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Date added: 27 February 2008

Shakin' Swindon! 

Earthquake tremors felt across the town
 
Earthquake hits Swindon
Shock wave:
Swindon was shaken and
stirred last night
An earthquake hit England last night, leaving at least one person injured and hundreds of buildings damaged - with people in Swindon  shaken up as well.
 
But it wasn't until this morning that residents realised the strange occurences just before 1am this morning - from rattling windows, to tingling sensations in their feet - was a result of a quake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale.
 
Reports came in from Old Town to Taw Hill - infact, people from all over claimed to have felt the shockwaves.
 
Thankfully there were no reported injuries in the Swindon area.
 
The majority of the damage was caused around the epicentre in Lincolnshire, but effects were felt across the country.
 
"I was scared witless when it happened. My bed hasn't shaken so much in years! "
Simon Ince, Highworth
 
Mel Turner-Wright
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