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The Dogger Bank earthquake of 1931 was the strongest earthquake recorded in the United Kingdom since measurements began.
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Dogger Bank

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The tremor began at around 1:30 am on 7 June 1931 with its epicentre located at the Dogger Bank, 60 mi off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea.
The 1931 Dogger Bank earthquake took place below the bank, measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale and was the largest earthquake ever recorded in the United Kingdom.

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The tremor began at around 1:30 am on 7 June 1931 with its epicentre located at the Dogger Bank, 60 mi off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea.
The largest earthquake ever recorded in the United Kingdom was the 1931 Dogger Bank earthquake, which measured 6.1 on the Richter magnitude scale and caused a small tsunami that flooded parts of the British coast.

List of earthquakes in 1931

List of earthquakes in 1931
Other interesting events happened in Texas and the United Kingdom with the largest quakes for these areas hitting this year.

Filey

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The coastal town of Filey in Yorkshire was worst hit, with the spire of a church being twisted by the tremor.
In 1931 the spire of a church was damaged by the Dogger Bank earthquake.

Hawley Harvey Crippen

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In London the head of the waxwork of Dr Crippen at Madame Tussauds fell off.
During the Dogger Bank earthquake of 1931 which was the strongest earthquake recorded in the United Kingdom, the head of his waxwork fell off.

June 1931

The 1931 Dogger Bank earthquake is the strongest such event to strike the United Kingdom.

Orders of magnitude (length)

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23 km – depth of the largest earthquake ever recorded in the United Kingdom, in 1931 at the Dogger Bank of the North Sea

1884 Colchester earthquake

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As is often the case, it is not always the strongest earthquakes that cause the most damage, and the British Geological Survey estimates that the 1884 earthquake's magnitude was only around 4.6 on the Richter magnitude scale, compared with 6.1 for the 1931 Dogger Bank earthquake.

2007 Kent earthquake

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The strongest recorded British earthquake is the 1931 Dogger Bank earthquake, which measured 6.1 on the Richter scale.

Earthquake

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The Dogger Bank earthquake of 1931 was the strongest earthquake recorded in the United Kingdom since measurements began.

United Kingdom

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The Dogger Bank earthquake of 1931 was the strongest earthquake recorded in the United Kingdom since measurements began.

Richter magnitude scale

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It had a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter magnitude scale, and it caused a shaking intensity of VI (strong) to VII (very strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale.

Mercalli intensity scale

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It had a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter magnitude scale, and it caused a shaking intensity of VI (strong) to VII (very strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale.

Epicenter

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The tremor began at around 1:30 am on 7 June 1931 with its epicentre located at the Dogger Bank, 60 mi off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea.

Yorkshire

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The tremor began at around 1:30 am on 7 June 1931 with its epicentre located at the Dogger Bank, 60 mi off the Yorkshire coast in the North Sea.

Great Britain

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The effects were felt throughout Great Britain as well as in Belgium and France.

Belgium

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The effects were felt throughout Great Britain as well as in Belgium and France.

France

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The effects were felt throughout Great Britain as well as in Belgium and France.