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Monday, 23 September, 2002, 12:53 GMT 13:53 UK
In pictures: UK earthquake
Large parts of England and Wales have been hit by an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale.

BBC News Online captures the event in pictures.

Michael Clayton, of Walsall Wood, near Birmingham, looks at the damage done to his neighbour David Birch's car
Part of a chimney fell onto a car near Birmingham

Pat Battison and daughter Sophie, 9, survey their smashed chimney in Bloxwich, West Midlands
Another chimney smashed in Bloxwich, West Midlands

The British Geological Survey took measurements at observation stations near Hay-on-Wye, at Swindon and near Nottingham
The British Geological Survey measured the tremors

Julian Bukits, of the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh, looks over a chart
BGS geologists located the epicentre

Damage in Bloxwich, West Midlands
Damage was minor compared to earthquakes in other parts of the world


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