Many in the Telford area said on Twitter they felt the shaking around 4pm this afternoon. Ask if the region had experienced an earthquake when the ground shook beneath them
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An earthquake has hit parts of the UK with reports of furniture moving around people’s homes as the earth trembled beneath them.
The British Geological Survey confirmed the tremor as measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale.
They also confirmed that the quake was 8 km underground and mostly in the Wem and Shropshire area.
Earthquake monitoring agency Volcano Discovery also confirmed that seismic activity was being recorded.
They said: “We are receiving unconfirmed early reports of ground tremors that may have been caused by seismic activity at or near Telford, England, United Kingdom at around 14:35 GMT on 30 May 2022 (GMT).
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“There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this potential quake. If this is confirmed, we can expect more accurate data in the next few minutes.
“The referenced location, magnitude and time are indicative based on our best fit seismic model. They are temporary pending our AllQuakes monitoring service receiving more accurate scientific data from a national or international seismological agency.”
Many in the Telford area said on Twitter they felt the shaking around 4pm this afternoon – with some saying they felt furniture moving in their homes.
Twitter account Love Telford said: “I heard a rumble and felt the desk shake. The fact that others have asked the question makes me think it must have been.”
Another took to social media to say she felt her bed shaking.
Michelle Jupp said: “That was a real WTF moment. I sat on my bed and it started shaking and then realized the whole house was shaking. It was over quickly and I was like, did we just have an earthquake?
“I jumped on Facebook and apparently yes. I’m in Wem and have seen people say it’s felt in Shrewsbury & Whitchurch too.”
The British Geological Survey wrote on Twitter: “Hello, we are looking at this and will update as soon as possible.”
Elizabeth Wilkinson wrote: “Yep my son felt the house move to the TF1 area Telford #Earthquake I just feel weird and queasy!”
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