Shrewsbury tremors were 'probably man-made'

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A series of vibrations felt in the centre of Shrewsbury are not the result of an earth tremor, according to the British Geological Society (BGS).

Gill Keates, from Shrewsbury Abbey, said the vibrations made water bottles on her table move, which was "a little weird".

Kay Kelly from a solicitors firm in the town centre said the tremors were "noticeable" but not "violent".

The British Geological Society said the cause was probably "man-made".

David Galloway, a seismologist with the BGS, said the length of time the tremors went on would "rule out an earthquake".

"I would say it is something man-made because of the duration," he said.

A spokesman for Shropshire Council said it was not aware of any problems and it had not been contacted by any members of the public relating to any tremors.

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