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4.7 magnitude quake hits parts of UK

4.7 magnitude quake hits parts of UK

People across south-west England and Wales say they felt their homes and workplaces shake.

There has been around 4,000 reports of the natural disaster across England and Wales, said the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, with people feeling it up to 300 miles away from the impact.

Reports of tremors have come in from Bristol, Bath, Port Talbot, Swansea and Cardiff.

The British Geological Survey has confirmed the epicentre was about 20km north of Swansea in Wales.

Meanwhile, others took to social media to make slightly more sarcastic comments.

No injuries have been reported.

"This is the largest quake in mainland United Kingdom since the 5.2 magnitude Market Rasen natural disaster in 2008", he said.

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Play had to be stopped, with the club's Twitter account reporting: 'Temporary stop in play.

One said: 'Wtf! My house just shook!

Louise Craig, from Connah's Quay, Deeside, said it was "the most excitement I've had on a Saturday afternoon for a while".

He said it was "relatively shallow" for a larger British quake; they are usually around 15-20km deep.

Twitter users described their surprise as the aftershock was felt over a hundred miles away.

"My desk was moving independently of itself and there was a low rumble. We hoped that you had a surprisingly "earth moving" experience!"


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