Earthquake Near Swansea Sends Tremors Across Western Britain

Jack Sommers
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A 4.4 magnitude earthquake has hit western Britain, something that only happens every two to three years.

The British Geological Survey said it was analysing the data recorded by its real-time seismogram monitoring station in Monmouth.

The quake had a magnitude of 4.4 and its epicentre was 10km north east of Swansea, according to monitors EMSC.

The British Geological Survey said a quake of this size happened in Britain only once every two or three years.

People reported feeling the tremor in Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea among other places.

The Met Office reported feeling it in their headquarters in Exeter.

EMSC estimated 10 million people lived in the area where the quake could be felt.


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