Tremors felt across the United Kingdom as magnitude 4.4 quake strikes

Katrina Barker
February 18, 2018

One football match at Port Talbort was stopped for a time while the tremors eased.

Events of that magnitude only occur in the United Kingdom every 2-3 years, according to the British Geological Survey.

The quake at Cwmllynfell was of 4.4 magnitude and tremors were reported across Wales, in south west England and the Midlands at about 14:30 GMT. "The whole building just shook!??"

The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the quake's epicentre was 20km (12.5 miles) north of the Welsh city of Swansea, adding that it was the biggest quake in the Britain since 2008.

AN natural disaster has been felt across parts of the Midlands this afternoon after a quake hit with its epicentre approximately 20km north-north-east of Swansea and at a depth of 7.4km. Police are asking people to only call if they are injured or if there are damages.

Sky's Kay Burley felt the effects of the tremor near a lake in the Cotswolds: "The dogs were laying down then suddenly they jumped up and ran to my side, and then I noticed quite a significant ripple on the water".

A magnitude 4.4 quake felt in parts of Britain Saturday was its strongest in a decade.

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

While most people would find it odd that Britain would experience an natural disaster, they're not as uncommon as you might think.

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