British Geological Society warn of quake aftershocks

The British Geological Society has warned of aftershocks following the largest earthquake in the Channel Islands for almost a century.

Rozel fishing village on the north coast of Jersey. Credit: Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

The BGS spokesman said: "Small earthquakes do occur in this region from time to time. It is not unusual for earthquakes like this to be followed by aftershocks.

"We get an earthquake of magnitude 4 to 4.9 roughly every two years."

Up to 300 earthquakes are detected in the UK by the BGS annually.

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Channel Islands earthquake 'biggest 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.