", The English public was so eager to read about the quake that a few months later, Abraham Fleming was able to publish a collection of reports of the Easter Earthquake, including those written by Thomas Churchyard, Richard Tarlton (described as the writing clown of Shakespeare's day), Francis Schackleton, Arthur Golding, Thomas Twine, John Philippes, Robert Gittins, and John Grafton, as well as Fleming's own account. In Scotland, a local report of the quake disturbed the adolescent James VI, who was informed that it was the work of the Devil. According to most reports, only two people died: Thomas Gray, an apprentice shoemaker, and his fellow servant Mabel Everite.          Sexual Content Giant waves were reported at the time and hundreds of people were killed when ships were sunk by the waves and the low-lying coastal land around Calais was inundated by the sea. The shape and size of the isoseismal regions can be used to help determine the magnitude, focal depth, and focal mechanism of an earthquake. Historical earthquakes studies on the earthquake with maps and macroseismic intensities. [Dover Straits earthquake (1580) - Wikipedia Main article: 1580 Dover Straits earthquake On 6 April 1580, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred with its epicentre on the sea bed close to Calais. This is one of the most celebrated of all British earthquakes, supposedly alluded to by Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. There were aftershocks. Before dawn the next morning, between 4 and 5 o'clock, further houses collapsed near Dover due to aftershocks, and a spate of further aftershocks was noticed in east Kent on 1–2 May. Membership OPEN . PGA is equal to the amplitude of the largest absolute acceleration recorded on an accelerogram at a site during a particular earthquake. Dover Straits earthquake of 1580 Though severe earthquakes in the north of France and Britain are rare, the Dover Straits earthquake of 6 April 1580 appears to have been one of the largest in the recorded history of England, Flanders or northern France. It was the second strongest tremor in the county since 1580 when a 5.8 quake was recorded in the Dover Straits. According to Churchyard, the quake could be felt across the city and well into the suburbs, as "a wonderful motion and trembling of the earth" shook London and "Churches, Pallaces, houses, and other buildings did so quiver and shake, that such as were then present in the same were toosed too and fro as they stoode, and others, as they sate on seates, driven off their places. At Sandwich a loud noise emanated from the Channel, as church arches cracked and the gable end of a transept fell at St Peter's Church. The 1872 North Cascades earthquake occurred at 9:40 p.m. local time on December 14 in central Washington state. The Dover Straits earthquake of 1580 English writer Thomas Churchyard, then aged 60, was in London when the quake struck and he drafted an immediate account which was published two days later, notwithstanding that it was Good Friday. Some scientists have suggested that the 1580, 1776 and 1950 quakes are all linked to periodic tectonic activity that results in a tremor occurring in the Dover Straits approximately every 200 years. Part of Stratford Castle in Essex collapsed. Coordinates: 50°54′N 2°00′E / 50.9°N 2°E / 50.9; 2, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Julian calendar, Book of Concord, 1524, Millennium, Elizabeth I of England, Natural disaster, British Isles, Disease, England, Scotland,