The felt effects of the Carlisle earthquake of 26 December 1979

  title={The felt effects of the Carlisle earthquake of 26 December 1979},
  author={R. Musson and P. Henni},
  journal={Scottish Journal of Geology},
  pages={113 - 125}
  • R. Musson, P. Henni
  • Published 2002
  • Geology
  • Scottish Journal of Geology
  • Synopsis The earthquake of 26 December 1979, with an epicentre north of Carlisle, near Longtown, Cumbria, was one of the most significant British earthquakes of the second half of the 20th century. It had a magnitude of 4.7 ML (local magnitude) and was felt over an area of around 84 000 km2 at intensity 3 EMS (European Macroseismic Scale), covering most of central Scotland, the Borders, Cumbria and the NE of England. It was the mainshock of a sequence of around 90 events recorded by the British… CONTINUE READING
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