Boutique hotel reflects on earthquake drama

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The Club Hotel & Spa and Michelin Star Bohemia Restaurant has described how it was rocked by an earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale last week.

Tim Phillips, General Manager of the boutique hotel and restaurant was with hotel guests on the Roof Terrace Champagne Bar when it happened.

He reports: “Everyone was very confused as to what was happening. The ground noticeably shook for 20-30 seconds and then gradually stopped.” The guests were calmed down by the staff.

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Phillips adds: "It felt longer than a big lorry going past. We have checked the building since then but we cannot see any damage."

The earthquake affected all of Jersey at lunchtime last week. it is thought to be the biggest earthquake in the last century to hit the Island.


The epicentre was west of Jersey but it was felt across the islands, and in France and Exeter.

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