A 3.8 magnitude earthquake will hit Wales at midnight
A 3.8 magnitude earthquake in Wales at midnight on Saturday sent houses shaking and locals fearing their roofs were about to collapse.
The quake struck eight miles north of the Rhondda Valley in the final minutes of Friday, sparking panic when locals reported their beds were beginning to move and walls were shaking.
A resident near the epicenter said the tremor was so palpable “it felt like the roof was about to fall off.”
Resident Steve Pither said: “Got the bed shaking here at the Rhondda, thought I was going insane.”
The quake was recorded as measuring 3.8 at a depth of one mile, the British Geological Survey said.
A 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit Wales tonight, shaking houses and feeling across the West Midlands
Another local said: “We just had an earthquake in South Wales, the first I’ve ever felt… thought someone was trying to break into my house.”
A third wrote: “We felt our whole bed moving. Inexplicably. Google tells us there has been an earthquake in South Wales.”
‘Our house was shaking in Tredegar, crazy.’
Some near the epicenter reported a “sonic boom” that “went off like a bomb,” reports Wales Online – but others slept through the whole thing.
Other reports of the earthquake came from residents in Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff, Merthyr, Shropshire and Somerset.
The most distant witness recorded on the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center website was 193 km away in Nottingham.
Other reports of the earthquake came from residents in Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff, Merthyr, Shropshire and Somerset
“I felt like I was in Nottingham, the bed was shaking,” the person wrote.
Others closer to the epicenter said the vibrations seemed to last a few seconds at most and caused more confusion than damage.
A resident said: “Last night I felt the earthquake in Wales. Thought wife fell out of bed.
“Whole floor and desk shook, didn’t think much further until a friend contacted her and asked if her house was okay after reports of an earthquake…”
About 38 kilometers from the epicenter in Clyro, one person wrote: “I felt a strong shaking/shaking that woke my family. I woke up just before that and felt it at midnight, fairly subtle rumble.’
And from Mountain Ash, one person reported: ‘I thought something fell down upstairs, then my son came down and said his bed was shaking and woke him up.’
A resident of Gilwern, 25 kilometers from the quake, reported what felt like an “explosion” at the time of the quake.
According to the British Geological Society, the quake is not the first to hit Britain in recent days.
A magnitude 1.5 tremor was felt in Penryn, Cornwall at around 6.30am on 24 February.
There were also small earthquakes in the Scottish Highlands on February 19 and a magnitude 2.6 earthquake in Essex on February 9.
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