Fryup has a jolt be­fore break­fast!

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AN early morn­ing rum­bling was yes­ter­day recorded deep be­low the ham­let of Fryup, say earth­quake ex­perts.

The Bri­tish Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey said there were no re­ports that any­one felt the 5am quake, which had a mag­ni­tude of 2.8.

Seis­mol­o­gist David Galloway said nor­mally an earth­quake of that strength would be no­ticed but this one was nearly 19 miles be­low the sur­face.

He said: “If it was shal­lower, we’d ex­pect to have had a few fur­ther re­ports by now.

“The time of day it hap­pened also in­flu­ences this as well.”

The earth­quake was so deep it could only have hap­pened nat­u­rally, it was un­der­stood, and was noth­ing to do with any hu­man ac­tiv­ity.

Fryup is in the North York Moors Na­tional Park and has no pub or shops.

Its un­usual name was noth­ing to do with English break­fasts but was thought to be hon­our­ing the An­glo-Saxon god­dess Frige.

“From ar­ti­fi­cially in­tel­li­gent drones to au­to­mated guns that can choose their own tar­gets, tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vances in weaponry are far out­pac­ing in­ter­na­tional law.

“A ban on fully au­ton­o­mous weapons sys­tems could pre­vent a new high-tech arms race between world su­per­pow­ers which would cause au­ton­o­mous weapons to pro­lif­er­ate widely.

“We are call­ing on states to come up with an am­bi­tious man­date to ad­dress the nu­mer­ous risks posed by au­ton­o­mous weapons.”

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