Ollerton earth tremors: what’s going on below us?

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Since December the 10th 2013 and up to 31st of January 2014 the Ollerton region has experienced 38 earth tremors all induced by man-made activity.

The cause is suspected, according to the British Geological Survey, the Natural Environment Research Council, to be colliery mining from Thoresby Colliery in neighbouring Edwinstowe but as of yet this hasn’t been confirmed by Thoresby.

The tremors originate between 1km to 3km down, a shallow depth in comparison to natural tectonic earthquakes, and have a magnitude generally in the area of 1.5.

 

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