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Jersey hit by biggest earthquake in 90 years

The biggest earthquake in Jersey and Guernsey on the Channel Islands for almost 90 years has struck, with a magnitude of 4.2.

Rumbles of sounds were heard as windows rattled when the quake struck at a depth of seven miles around 12 miles west of St Helier at 12.54pm.

Jersey hit by biggest earthquake in 90 years. Credit: Google

The British Geological Survey (BGS) said it was the largest earthquake to have hit the region since a 5.6-magnitude quake on February 17, 1927.A spokesman for the BGS said it was also felt weakly on the South Coast of England, but only caused "very minor" damage.

One local thought a plane had crashed nearby, while another reported that the impact was enough to make them jump and go outside.

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Jersey missing fishermen found

The two men missing in a dinghy whose rescue plane crash landed yesterday have been found.

Jersey Coastguard tweeted that a rescue operation is currently underway.

French Coastguard takes over search for missing men

A spokesman for Jersey Coastguard has confirmed the search for two men missing in a dinghy is being handed over to the better-resourced French Coastguard, with the search area growing to more than 100 square miles.

The pair were headed towards Les Ecrehous reef, situated about halfway between Jersey and France, when they were reported missing.

5 aboard air search plane 'shaken up' after crash landing

Lion's Pride, the Channel Islands Air Search aircraft that crash landed in Jersey this evening. Credit: Channel Islands Air Search

The five people aboard Lion's Pride, the Channel Islands Air Search aircraft that crash landed in Jersey this evening, visited a nearby pub with police after their landing.

The manager of The Priory Inn John Dowling said "everyone was all right".

"Of course they were shaken up," he said.

"You would be too if you'd just crash landed a plane, wouldn't you?"

Jersey Ports confirms air search plane passengers safe

A spokesperson for Jersey Ports has confirmed all five crew members aboard a rescue plane that crash landed on Jersey's north coast are safe and accounted for.

Alan Donald confirmed the plane was being used in a search for two adult men believed to be missing in a dinghy. The search for the pair continues.

For more on this story, see ITV News Channel Islands.

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Channel Islands air search plane crash lands in Jersey

All passengers on board the Channel Islands' air search plane are reportedly safe after a crash landing in Jersey this evening.

The plane is understood to have been used on an emergency call assisting the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in a search for two people missing at sea.

For more on this story, see ITV News Channel Islands.

Muscle man's surprise marriage proposal

A muscle man shocked the audience at a body-building competition when he dropped to one knee to propose to his girlfriend.

Jose Rebelo, 27, popped the question wearing just his skimpy posing trunks when thrilled Rosana Nobrega, 28, came on stage to present him with his trophy.

Jose Robelo dropped to one knee and proposed to excited girlfriend Rosana Nobrega. Credit: SWNS

Rosana, a sales assistant at Boots, immediately said yes to cheers from the crowd at the Channel Islands Bodybuilding Championships in Jersey.

Jose, a Co-op worker, won the "first-time competitor" award and had arranged for Rosana to present the trophy and left the wedding ring with the show's compère, who slipped it into his hand at the vital moment.

Rzeszowski emotionless as manslaughter verdict read out

Damian Rzeszowski showed no emotion in the dock as the presiding judge, Sir Michael Birt, read out the verdicts that two jurats - similar to magistrates in the UK - had reached.

Throughout the trial, the defendant had constantly stared down at the floor, not looking up at any time.

No members of the victims' families were in court, but the public gallery was full of curious onlookers.

Judge Birt, who is the Bailiff of Jersey, said Rzeszowski would be sentenced on October 29.