‘My bed moved’ – largest tremor yet at Cuadrilla fracking site felt in Preston

Posted on - 26th August, 2019 - 10:02am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News
A fenced off area has been set up by Cuadrilla

The largest tremor yet from Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road fracking site has been felt in Preston.


The seismic event happened at 8.30am on Monday 26 August and registered at a magnitude of 2.9.

Preston Weekender advert

It is the fourth tremor to hit in the last few days. Fracking was halted following micro seismicity detected on Wednesday. 

On Friday night a tremor of 1.01 was recorded, then on Saturday at 11.01pm a magnitude 2.1 tremor was measured.

Local people took to Twitter to share their experiences of the tremor.

Tony Worrall's tweet says he felt the bed move

Cuadrilla tweeted: “We’re aware of a seismic event at 8.30am. We can confirm that no hydraulic fracturing was being carried out at the time and none has been carried out over the weekend. We are investigating alongside regulators. Updated information will be posted here as soon as it is known.”

Did you feel the tremor? Let us know in the comments below.

caritas fostering advert
Preston in pictures Cherry Pie Cafe - Preston Market HallPickles of PrestonRoastPickles of PrestonArthur Strands - Preston Market HallAunty Dolly's CafeMark Williams Fishmonger - Preston Market HallArthur Strands - Preston Market Hall View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's email newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday and Wednesday rounding up our top stories and more.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

The Preston Guide

Discover local businesses and services near you.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Blog Preston email updates

Receive our digest of the biggest and best stories every Sunday to your email inbox

We respect your privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time from our emails