Wales hit by strongest quake in 100 years

Wales hit by strongest quake in 100 years

At 2:30pm on Saturday afternoon, Wales and the West of England were hit by an quake, reported to have reached 4.7 on the Richter scale.

The initial quake, initially thought to be 4.7 on the Richter scale but later reduced, hit at around 2.31pm around 20km from Swansea.

A minor quake near Swansea which could be felt across parts of the United Kingdom was "frightening", residents in Wales have said.

People across south-west England and Wales say they felt their homes and workplaces shake. At first, many weren't sure if they had experienced an quake.

There have been no reports of serious damage or injuries.

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

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

A spokesperson told Sky News it was "reasonably-sized" and that the effects had been felt as far afield as Devon and Birmingham.

One Lancastrian, Emmy Bell, took to Twitter to say her auto was rocking in Asda vehicle park in Deepdale. "The whole building just shook!??"

But not everyone felt the earth move, with others complaining they had missed it.

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