‘Something seemed to shake’: Resident describes shock as earthquake hits Lincoln villages

An earthquake hit neighbouring Lincoln villages, measuring 2.1 on the Richter scale.

The tremor, that hardly compares to the 5.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred in 2008, was described as lasting “very briefly” and was felt across Scothern, Sudbrooke and Langworth around 1.15pm on June 5.

The British Geological Survey has confirmed the event by adding it to its ‘Earthquakes around the British Isles in the last 50 days’ on its website.

Julie Cook from Scothern told The Lincolnite: “I was at home in my study doing some work on the computer and something seemed to shake quite violently but very briefly.

“The wall of the study backs on to the garage and I wondered if something had fallen heavily on to the wall.

“I went to see where my husband was and he said he felt it too and thought it must be an earthquake!

“A bit later a friend from down the road was asking on Facebook if anyone else had experienced it as she thought she may be going mad but then many people from around our villages had felt it too, then this morning we learnt it was indeed an earthquake.”

Comparing it to the 2008 earthquake with an epicentre in Market Rasen, Julie said: “A previous earthquake some years ago felt much worse as it was more prolonged and left us both feeling a bit nauseous but yesterday’s was much shorter.”