Thursday, February 28, 2008
Representatives from the British insurance industry have said that the cost of the earthquake which hit Britain early yesterday could be over 10 million GBP. The Association of British Insurers has said in a statement that the cost for the earthquake is "likely to run into the low tens of millions of pounds."
The Senior claims manager at the UK bank Norwich Union has described the damage by saying that at the moment most insurance claims regarding the earthquake describe "minor damage such as tiles off roofs, breakages inside the homes and brick walls collapsing." It has also been reported that approximately 1,200 insurance claims were made in the first twelve hours after the earthquake hit Britain.
These reports come one day after the United Kingdom was hit by a 5.2 earthquake. Tremors were reported as widespread as Edinburgh, Manchester, Sheffield, Middlesbrough, Cambridge, London, Birmingham and Southampton .
== Related news ==
"Minor earthquake shakes England" — Wikinews, February 27, 2008
== Sources ==
Alex Morales and Kari Lundgren. "England Hit by 5.2 Quake, Biggest in U.K. Since 1984" — Bloomberg L.P., February 28, 2008
"Community Internet Intensity Map" — United States Geological Survey, February 27, 2008
"'Costly payout' after earthquake" — BBC News Online, February 27, 2008
"Brits quick to make earthquake claims" — Your Mortgage, February 27, 2008