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Jersey shocked by earthquake

12 July 2014 by
Jersey shocked by earthquake

The largest earthquake to hit the island of Jersey for a century took staff and guests at the Club hotel and spa and Michelin-starred Bohemia restaurant by surprise last week.

The quake, which affected all of Jersey, hit the island at around lunchtime on Friday 11 July.

It is reported to have measured 4.6 on the Richter scale, but it is not thought to have caused significant damage.

Tim Phillips, general manager of the Club hotel and spa and Bohemia was on the hotel's terrace with guests when it happened.

"Everyone was very confused as to what was happening. The ground noticeably shook for 20-30 seconds and then gradually stopped," he said.

Fortunately, no one was hurt and the staff were able to calm down and reassure worried guests.

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