Saturday, 23 June, 2018

Minor quake hits southwest Britain

Parts of UK shaken by 4.4 magnitude earthquake Shaken not stirred: Earthquake delays Welsh football match
Andrew Cummings | 18 February, 2018, 06:18

Tremors were felt across parts of Wales and southwest England but no notable damage reported.

It was the strongest recorded natural disaster in the area for more than 100 years, the BGS said.

The US Geological Survey measured the quake as having a magnitude of 4.2, according to the its website.

The agency said on Twitter that the earthquake's epicenter was about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north-northeast of Swansea, Wales. Police are asking people to only call if they are injured or if there are damages.

A 4.4-magnitude natural disaster struck Swansea this afternoon, with tremors felt as far away as Manchester and Blackpool.

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Play had to be stopped, with the club's Twitter account reporting: 'Temporary stop in play. "The dogs are not happy at all though", she said.

She quickly took to social media, where she said her friends throughout the country said they felt the quake, too.

Anne Jones, near Builth Wells, Powys, said the tremor "felt like a bomb had gone off, the whole house shook", while Barbara Watkin described a "rumbling noise" in Ceredigion.

According to local newspaper Telegraph, the most serious quake in Britain was the one that hit the Colchester area in 1884 and damaged more than 1,000 buildings.

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