Switched on BBC News24 this morning to find there had been a 4.7mag earthquake near Ashford in Kent.

It appears from the USGS that it was just off the coast of Hythe, near Folkstone.
4.7 is a tadge stronger than most UK tremors, but still nothing to get overly worked up about.
It is pretty close to the Channel Tunnel though, so I wonder if they will be making checks to make sure all is Ok.

It’s only 40-50mils from my parents house and they don’t remember feeling anything (I spoke to them 20mins after the event), and it appears the tremors moved in a few directions only. (The South Downs probably insulated them from any tremors since that lies in between them).

Details can be found here USGS

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 4.7
  • Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 07:18:11 (UTC)
    = Coordinated Universal Time
  • Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 8:18:11 AM
    = local time at epicenter Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 51.024°N, 1.030°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Distances 25 km (15 miles) S of Canterbury, England, UK
85 km (55 miles) ENE of Brighton, England, UK
100 km (60 miles) ESE of LONDON, United Kingdom
150 km (95 miles) WNW of Lille, France
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7.1 km (4.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters Nst= 40, Nph= 40, Dmin=395 km, Rmss=0.95 sec, Gp= 86°,
M-type=body magnitude (Mb), Version=7
Event ID us2007bsal


 Google maps of center of earthquake.

Location Map 

More details can be found at the USGS web site.