Earthquake in English Channel

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The Independent Online

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 struck in the middle of the English Channel yesterday, the British Geological Survey said.

Residents in parts of West Sussex reported buildings shaking but no injuries or damage were reported.

The quake struck at 7.59am, Its epicentre was about 85km south-east of Portsmouth. It was the largest earthquake in the area for almost 300 years.