A series of not less than 10 earthquakes have struck Surrey and parts of West Sussex since only 1st April, and no this is not a joke!
The series of earthquakes was unprecedented, raising concerns that they may be linked to recent oil activity in the area.
New monitoring stations installed by the British Geological Survey (BGS) discovered that quake depths were under 1 km - around the same depth that oil operations have been taking place.
In a letter to The Times newspaper four eminent geologists called for a ban on oil drilling in Surrey while investigations are carried out.
Read the following articles for yourself and see if this is an April fool's joke:
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