A series of more than 20 earthquakes in Surrey has been blamed on a nearby oil well. A year after the first one, why are scientists still at odds over the cause? When an earthquake struck Surrey in the early hours of 27 February, worried residents dialled 999. One caller feared there had been a plane crash and another believed they were being burgled. “The whole bed was jerking back and forth,” said Lynette von Kaufmann, 72. But unlike those on the phone to the police, she knew exactly why her home was shaking. It was the strongest in a series of more than 20 earthquakes and its effects were reported up to 10 miles away.
BBC 15th April 2019 read more »