Second quake hits Channel Islands in weeks

Earthquake Image copyright British Geological Survey
Image caption The first earthquake earlier this month caused buildings to shake in the Channel Islands

The second earthquake in two weeks has been felt in the Channel Islands.

The quake of about 4 magnitude was felt at about 17:30 BST in Jersey, Guernsey and Sark.

Tony Pallot, from the Jersey Met Office, said the epicentre was 16 miles (26 km) south-west of Jersey.

On 11 July an earthquake of about 4.2 magnitude was felt in the islands and south-west England. Its epicentre was nine miles (15 km) to the west of Jersey.

Mr Pallot said the second quake was "felt a little less as it was further away".

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