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

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

Helen Highwater

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

Gill

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

Truth

FAKE NEWS!!

Bumblebee

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

Truth

EARTHQUAKE NEWS!! What EARTHQUAKE???

Toto

QUAKE NEWS?

George

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

Roland

Share that video.

Rog

Nothing heard or felt in Osborne. Ott.

Sheila Ferguson

Where’s the video?

Dave

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

Theresa Davies

Did the earth move for you??

Recorder5

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

Councillors opening there wallets

Mines a pint .

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

Old bean

Panic over I had vindaloo last night

Gungadin

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

Joe Bloggs

Sorry, I fell out of bed.

jill

we are in fareham and felt it

Wightrider

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

Roland

Very loud in Ryde

T8Hants

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

Hayle

We heard it in Blackwater, did wonder what it was

Sarah Starsmore

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

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

John Miller

Earthquake Fear….more like Project Fear

Jacqui

Felt it in Calbourne

Marcus

Thought the misses had bad wind

John

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

Steve Hemming

Quakergate….. Made my knees tremble

Andy Tyler

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

Was this the same firm that did 9 11?

Bing Bong

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

Bing Bong

Ps I’ve got a chode….

Ray Hewind

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

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