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'Pray for Scarborough' makes waves on twitter

The earthquake struck far out at sea. Credit: ITV News

Twitter users have responded with humour to the news that an earthquake struck off the North Yorkshire coast on Tuesday evening.

The 3.8 magnitude tremor struck a hundred miles from Scarborough, under the North Sea.

The tremor was not noticed by anyone in the coastal town and no-one was hurt.

However, Twitter users have been having fun with the hashtag #prayforscarborough:

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Earthquake hits off coast of North Yorkshire

An earthquake has hit the north sea off the coast of North Yorkshire.

The British Geological Survey confirmed an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 struck at 6.52pm on Tuesday, around 100 miles east of Scarborough.

It was located 50km away from the site of the biggest UK earthquake ever, recorded at Dogger Bank in 1931.

British Geological survey devices located in Glasidale around 10 miles east of Whitby showed the tremor:

An earthquake magnitude of 3.8 struck at 6.52pm Credit: British Geological Survey

Following the quake some social media users took to to Twitter to poke fun at the incident by posting mocked up photos, exaggerating the impact of the tremor, and even creating the hashtag #prayforscarborough.

One Twitter user shared an image of an upturned wheelie bin with the words "Never forget we will rebuild" superimposed on it and another shared a picture of a floored goat with the message "3.9 earthquake off the coast of Scarborough,hope everyone is alright!"

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Scarborough Hospital to fully reopen after Norovirus outbreak

Scarborough Hospital Credit: ITV

Scarborough Hospital says it will be fully open by this evening after three wards were affected by a winter vomiting virus.

This morning (7th December) one ward still remained closed to new admissions because of an outbreak of the highly contagious Norovirus but managers are confident the hospital will be clear of the bug by the end of today.

They are still asking people showing symptoms to stay away if at all possible, until they are feeling better.

Norovirus closes wards at Scarborough Hospital

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More than 50 beds have been put out of use at Scarborough Hospital after an outbreak of the Norovirus.

A number of wards and bays have been closed due to the highly contagious seasonal vomiting bug. The Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group is now asking residents with vomiting and diarrhoea symptoms to stay away from GP surgeries and hospitals.

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Two men charged over death of Scarborough man

Richard Ian Walker

Two men have been charged with murder after a man was found dead at a flat in Scarborough.

Richard Ian Walker, better known as 'Ricky', was discovered dead at an address on Princess Street on Thursday 20th October.

Two men aged 42 and 39 have been charged with his murder. They have been remanded in custody and will appear at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 25th.

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