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THE EARTHQUAKE

TINTAGEL ROCKED BY EARTHQUAKE ON 1ST JUNE 2001

Around about 12.45 am on the morning of 1st June 2001, Tintagel was shaken by an earthquake. The epicentre of the quake was in the  Bristol Channel, 25 miles from Hartland Point, Bude. I was personally woken up by the noise of the quake but our cottage was not shaking or any windows rattling. At that time I believed it was thunder or a heavy roller trundling by the cottage. I was told by a very frightened lady from Treknow, Tintagel that she was extremely scared and her home shook & the windows rattled. Another resident in Bossiney who was up at that time felt his house shake violently and all his windows rattled. A report from Delabole, a village close by, confirmed the quake which apparently was felt even more at Delabole. Other reports from villages proved that the effect of the Earthquake, 3.6 on the Richter scale, was very scary for locals & visitors alike. The effects of the quake was felt as far afield as Gunnislake and in this area there was some structural damage to houses
How frightening it must have been in India where the scale of the earthquake was 3 million times greater
Have a look at the web site:
Tintagel Catholic Church for further stories of the event locally.


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