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Why Kings Hill residents felt the earth move

Friday 12th August 2016



A MYSTERY tremor that gave Kings Hill residents and workers the shakes has been explained.

Locals were baffled after reports that some people felt the earth move on Tuesday, August 9.

But it emerged that the reason was not a minor earth tremor but unexpected blasting just after noon at the nearby Blaise Farm Quarry.

Gallagher Group which runs the quarry, has permission to blast for ragstone between noon and 2pm. Workers usually carry out explosions later but the firm said work was moved earlier for operational reasons.

A Discovery Drive resident said: “I definitely felt vibrations in the ground under my feet.”