Experts Warn That More Earthquakes Could Strike Hampshire


Following two earthquakes which struck Winchester last week, experts have warned that more earthquakes could occur in Hampshire.

Two earthquakes struck in Winchester last week.
Two earthquakes struck in Winchester last week.

Last Friday at approximately 4.25pm, a tremor measuring 1.8 on the Richter scale happened four kilometres underground in the Winnall area of Winchester.

This tremor occurred only three days after the first tremor struck about one mile to the west.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) were contacted by people in Littleton and the city raising their awareness of the second quake.

David Galloway, a seismologist with the BGS, said:

“Aftershocks are fairly common. There could be another one or two but we can’t predict them. There could be one next week or there could be one in ten years.”

The first quake took place last Tuesday in Headbourne Worthy and measured 2.9 on the Richter scale.

There have been no reports of injury or serious damage.


BA English student at the University of Southampton and News Editor of the Wessex Scene 2014-2015.

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