1960. According to the British Geological Survey the earthquake registered a reading of 5.2 on the Richter scale, with its epicentre 2.5 miles (4 km) north of Market Rasen and 15 miles (24 km) south-west of Grimsby. The USGS database shows that there is a 2.80% chance of a major earthquake within 50km of Birmingham, AL within the next 50 years. The largest earthquake within 30 miles of Birmingham… 27-02-2008 i live in Roundhay in Leeds and i felt an earthquake for about 4 seconds…like a rumbling… my mum thought i was going mad when i woke her up and told her… anyone else in leeds feel it? Twitter Icon Facebook Icon rodionromanovichraskolnikov@bluebottle.com Biggest earthquake for 24 years Staffordshire News Published: Feb 27, 2008 The strongest earthquake for 24 years shook the West Midlands today, waking millions abruptly from their sleep. Epicentre was near Market Rasen in Lincolnshire. "This is the largest earthquake in mainland UK since the 5.2 magnitude Market Rasen earthquake in 2008," he said. Florence H. W. Moss, Building Birmingham and Jefferson County (Birmingham, Ala.: Birmingham Printing Company, 1947) John C. Henley, Jr., This Is Birmingham: The Story of the Founding and Growth of an American City. The Federal Emergency Management Agency released the two-year study this week as part of the Catastrophic Earthquake Disaster Response Planning Initiative. An earthquake has struck southern England jolted people in their beds and sent houses shaking. A spokesperson told Sky News it was "reasonably-sized" and that the effects had been felt as far afield as Devon and Birmingham. Birmingham, AL has a low earthquake risk, with a total of 25 earthquakes since 1931. Earthquake Information for Birmingham, Alabama. #earthquake An earth tremor of magnitude 5.2 struck the UK on 27th February 2008. Twitter users described their surprise as the aftershock was felt over a hundred … Paul B. Worthman, "Black Workers and Labor Unions in Birmingham, Alabama, 1897-1904," Labor … The largest this century came when the West Midlands was hit by an earthquake in 2002 in the Dudley area that reached 5.0 on the Richter scale and caused damage to homes. The 2008 Market Rasen earthquake occurred at 00:56:47.8s GMT on 27 February 2008. Tremors were reportedly felt across Birmingham after a 3.9 magnitude earthquake rocked a coastal town - more than 140 miles away. By AL.com and The Birmingham News A magnitude 5.2 earthquake that shook southern Illinois and Indiana this morning was felt in north and central Alabama, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.