Tenth earthquake in 12 days

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A 3.2 magnitude quake struck the Island yesterday afternoon, less than two weeks after a 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit on Friday 11 July.

Yesterday's tremor was the tenth to hit Jersey in just 12 days, although many of those would have been too small to be felt above ground.

The 3.2 magnitude quake, which struck shortly before 5.30 pm, is reasonably large for the Channel Islands and would have been the biggest in over 20 years were it not for the 4.2 magnitude quake earlier this month.

Glenn Ford, senior seismologist at the British Geological Survey, has indicated that the spike in the number of recent earthquakes is nothing to worry about and was part of a series of aftershocks.

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