Doncaster is struck by earthquake

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Doncaster has been struck by an earthquake.

Believe it or not, the town suffered a small quake last month - although chances are only a handful of people will have felt the minor shockwave which rattled the town while most people were sleeping.

Figures released by the British Geological Survey, which monitors earth tremors across the country, show that Doncaster was the epicentre for a small earth tremor on June 26 at 3.51am.

The quake, which is thought to have been centred on an area of farmland between Armthorpe and Lindholme, measured 1.9 on the Richter scale - which means that most people would have slpet through the shock which also isn’t thought to have caused any damage to properties.

However, according to the BGS report, the tremor was felt in the Fosterhouses area.

The quake is a far cry from a tremor in 2008, centred on Market Rasen in Lincolnshire, which measured 5.2 on the scale and was felt by thousands of people across northern England, including Doncaster.

Thousands of mini tremors are reported in the UK every year but most are so small that they are only picked up by seismologists.

Destructive earthquakes usually measure seven and above on the scale.