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Doncaster News and Features: Bizarre Doncaster: Earthquakes

Doncaster may be the epicentre of our safe little world away from disasters such as earthquakes. But quakes have shaken and stirred our corner of South Yorkshire, the most recent being in 2008.

These are the four we have on record, if you know of any others, please let us know:

2008-02-27: Doncaster is struck by a 5.2 richter scale earthquake centred at Market Rasen in North Lincolnshire. Minor damage, one injury.

2002-09-22: Doncaster feels tremors from a 4.7 richter scale earthquake centred at Dudley, West Midlands. No damage reported.

1915-01-26: Minor earthquake shook Conisbrough, Cadeby, High Melton, Bably and Warmsworth.

1905-04-03: North Lincolnshire earthquake shakes Doncaster region.


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