It was the biggest earthquake to hit Britain in nearly a decade, measuring 3.9 on the Richter Scale as it sent shockwaves across Scarborough from the North Sea. But while the 2008 earthquake in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, could be felt as far away as Aberdeen, most people in the Yorkshire seaside town didn’t even notice. It made so little impact that on Twitter,
people even started using the hashtag #prayforscarborough, posting pictures of toppled bins and overturned chairs. One tweeted news of the tremors with a meme of a wheelie bin on the floor and the caption: ‘Never forget. We will rebuild’.
Dozens tweeted news stories about the event after dramatic reports emerged, writing that there had been an earthquake ‘apparently’. FULL REPORT