CLIFF BANGER; Did Kent Earthquake Rupture Seafront 150 Miles along the Coast?

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CLIFF BANGER; Did Kent Earthquake Rupture Seafront 150 Miles along the Coast?


Byline: By EMILY MILLER and EMILY NASH

THIS massive cliff crack threatening 50 beach huts was feared yesterday to have been triggered by the Kent earthquake 150 MILES away.

The 1,000ft rupture, 6ft deep and 6in wide, left a rocky outcrop hanging precariously over a beach and could spark a landslide weighing hundreds of tonnes.

In its path are fragile beach huts worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Police evacuated and cordoned off the danger zone at Barton on Sea, Hants, as structural engineers, surveyors and fire crews made safety checks.

The Marine and Coastguard Agency was alerted to the crack two hours after Saturday's quake left more than 70 homes in Folkestone in dangerous condition and caused at least pounds 10million damage.

Barton is virtually due west of the epicentre of the quake, under the Channel 7.5 miles south of Dover.

The MCA said: "We don't know if the rupture is linked to shock waves but it's too coincidental to ignore. If the crack gets any bigger it could lead to a landslide."

Hut owner Val Branston, 57, said: "It'd be a disaster if the huts are swamped. They cost a bomb. We can only hope the council gets rid of the risk with a controlled explosion. We pay hundreds of pounds in premiums for our little plots by the beach, so the least we expect is safety."

Another hut owner Graham Young, 53, said: "Rains are forecast so it's only a matter of time until the cliff boulder gets heavy and the whole lot falls.

"It's frightening to think how the huts could be devalued. Ours is worth about pounds 11,000 but there are places down the coast that go for pounds 180,000. With risks like this, the price could plummet."

Builder John Dixon, 66, who walks the cliffs daily, said: "It's only a matter of time before the whole thing gives way. The edge has been looking dicey for quite a while.

"Add a bit of wind and rain and who knows what might happen?"

Later, the police cordon was lifted after it was decided there was no immediate risk.

The quake - measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale - hit Kent at 8.19am on Saturday temporarily knocking out power lines and sending chimneys and masonry falling. …

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