Earthquakes are rare in this part of the world. Despite this, the inhabitants of Wales experienced tremors that shook their homes just before midnight. They had a magnitude of 3.7. The police received calls from startled residents throughout the night.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) said Saturday that an earthquake hit the Welsh county of Powys just before midnight local time. The phenomenon had a magnitude of 3.7. According to the services, it was quite shallow and occurred at a depth of three kilometers.
A “terrifying” experience
As reported by BBC journalist Alex Humphreys, in Cardiff, located several dozen kilometers away, she felt a “mini quake”. “My whole bed shook,” Humphreys said on social media. Others described it as a “terrifying” experience.
This is also evidenced by the calls made to police officers in Gwent. They said they received “many calls” throughout the night. Robert Griffiths, from the village of Rhiwbina, said he was about to sit down and watch television when suddenly his whole house shook.
– It was like 20 trucks passed in front of the house. It’s the most unusual and quite strange,” he told the local BBC radio station.
As noted by the BBC, the largest recorded earthquake to hit Britain occurred on June 7, 1931 in the North Sea. It had a magnitude of 6.1.
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