What if an earthquake hit the UK & Ireland?

By The Helpful Engineer / On / In Historic Buildings

The pictures of the devastation from the recent earthquake in Christchurch are truly shocking. It will be a long time before the city and the residents recover. Britain and Ireland are lucky to be located on a relatively stable part of the earth’s crust and rarely experience anything more than a light tremor.  If there was a small earthquake here, which is possible although unlikely, how much damage would it cause to our building stock?

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