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Wales hit by strongest quake in 100 years

Wales hit by strongest quake in 100 years

Early indications state the quake had a magnitude of 4.7 and was recorded at 2.31pm.

Reports of tremors have come in from Bristol, Bath, Port Talbot, Swansea and Cardiff.

The British Geological Survey says it measured around 4.4 magnitude and originated 20km north of Swansea at a depth of 7.4km.

Very quickly after the quake, Brits took to Twitter to post pictures and videos about the "tragic" seismic event - with their tongues firmly in their cheeks.

"Events of this magnitude only happen in the United Kingdom every 3-5 years".

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Meanwhile, South Wales Police urged the public to avoid calling the emergency services unless it was to report damage or injuries.

The club said on Twitter: "43' - temporary stop in play".

He said it was "relatively shallow" for a larger British natural disaster; they are usually around 15-20km deep.

One witness, just 4km from the epicentre told EMSC: "Genuinely thought next door had fallen down or the roof had caved in".

Anne Jones, near Builth Wells, Powys, said the tremor "felt like a bomb had gone off, the whole house shook", while Barbara Watkin described a "rumbling noise" in Ceredigion. Lasted a few seconds'. "The dogs are not happy at all though", she said. "We hoped that you had a surprisingly "earth moving" experience!"


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