Photo of the aftermath captured by local pilot Becca Forman

VIDEO: EARTHQUAKE FEARS AS HOUSES RUMBLE ACROSS THE ISLAND

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Photo: Waterside Police

Islanders have taken to social media to express concerns that the Isle of Wight has been hit by an earthquake this morning (Thursday) – but an explosion is thought to be behind the loud rumble and shaking.

At just gone 10:00, households and businesses across the Island heard a loud rumble and buildings began to shake for 2-3 seconds, prompting fears of an earthquake.

However, it’s understood the earthquake-like experience was caused by a huge explosion on the mainland.

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Demolition work has been taking place at Fawley Power Station on the other side of the Solent as part of the redevelopment of the area. A planned explosive demolition was due to take place at around 10:00 this morning, just moments before Islanders experience.

It’s unclear at this stage if the explosion was meant to be so far-reaching, with no warning issued to Island residents.

No damage has yet been reported.

Photo: Becca Forman

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Surely Not
Surely Not
5 months ago

I thought it was the floating bridge grinding to a halt! 🙂

Helen Highwater
Helen Highwater
Reply to  Surely Not
5 months ago

Ah, but we’d have recognised that from copious experience!

Gill
Gill
5 months ago

So why is the headline EARTHQUAKE FEARS….. Talk about misleading

Truth
Truth
Reply to  Gill
5 months ago

FAKE NEWS!!

Bumblebee
Bumblebee
Reply to  Truth
5 months ago

It’s not fake news it is real check other news reports!!

Truth
Truth
Reply to  Bumblebee
5 months ago

EARTHQUAKE NEWS!! What EARTHQUAKE???

Toto
Toto
Reply to  Truth
5 months ago

QUAKE NEWS?

George
George
Reply to  Toto
5 months ago

It’s no fake news because I watched it and have a video of it happening

Roland
Roland
Reply to  George
5 months ago

Share that video.

Rog
Rog
Reply to  Gill
5 months ago

Nothing heard or felt in Osborne. Ott.

Sheila Ferguson
Sheila Ferguson
5 months ago

Where’s the video?

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Sheila Ferguson
5 months ago

There’s is a link to Twitter just a bit up the page

Theresa Davies
Theresa Davies
5 months ago

Did the earth move for you??

Recorder5
Recorder5
5 months ago

Yes, I did hear a very loud bang around that time. However, I did not take much notice as a second before a neighbour in the next close started his lovely Harley-Davidson. I thought it was him!!!

Pablo
Pablo
5 months ago

Councillors opening there wallets

Mines a pint .
Mines a pint .
5 months ago

The quake was actually caused by big fat brown envelopes being dropped off at county hall .

Old bean
Old bean
5 months ago

Panic over I had vindaloo last night

Gungadin
Gungadin
Reply to  Old bean
5 months ago

And you managed to hold onto it for a whole night!

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
5 months ago

Sorry, I fell out of bed.

jill
jill
5 months ago

we are in fareham and felt it

Wightrider
Wightrider
5 months ago

I wondered what that was – I thought it was a sonic boom. It was very loud in Whippingham.

Roland
Roland
Reply to  Wightrider
5 months ago

Very loud in Ryde

T8Hants
T8Hants
5 months ago

Very disappointed it wasn’t an earthquake, I didn’t notice
the last one we had!

Hayle
Hayle
5 months ago

We heard it in Blackwater, did wonder what it was

Sarah Starsmore
Sarah Starsmore
5 months ago

It was pretty impressive. My first thought was that I hoped nobody was on horseback at the time … they probably wouldn’t have been a few seconds later. Just a thought, but maybe a bit of warning would be useful if it happens again, or perhaps I missed that bit?

James Sharland
James Sharland
5 months ago

I felt it in Wellington somerset, oh no it was the missus snoring

John Miller
John Miller
5 months ago

Earthquake Fear….more like Project Fear

Jacqui
Jacqui
5 months ago

Felt it in Calbourne

Marcus
Marcus
5 months ago

Thought the misses had bad wind

John
John
5 months ago

Probably Bojo dropped his Wallet before paying his friends for a Government Contract

Steve Hemming
Steve Hemming
5 months ago

Quakergate….. Made my knees tremble

Andy Tyler
Andy Tyler
5 months ago

Heard it in Ryde, knew something big had just happened hence why I’m on here to check what it was. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

Merp
Merp
5 months ago

Was this the same firm that did 9 11?

Bing Bong
Bing Bong
Reply to  Merp
5 months ago

No, Tony Blair resigned after he got his end of the “WMD” deal.

Bing Bong
Bing Bong
Reply to  Bing Bong
5 months ago

Ps I’ve got a chode….

Ray Hewind
Ray Hewind
5 months ago

All I said was “blow the bloody doors off!”

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