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.
Just in: Event epicentre approx 20km NNE of Swansea, with 4.4 magnitude at a depth of 7.4km. Events of this magnitude only happen in the UK every 2-3 years.— BGS (@BritGeoSurvey) February 17, 2018
People reported feeling the tremor in Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea among other places.
This British Geological Survey real-time seismogram monitoring station at Monmouth recorded an earthquake that's widely being reported on Twitter across Wales, SW & NW England, parts of the Midlands.@BritGeoSurvey are currently analysing the data, with more info to follow soon. pic.twitter.com/2iEu0k1KUJ— Liam Dutton - Weatherman (@liamdutton) February 17, 2018
We are in the process of analysing data for the felt report of a tremor in the SW of England. As soon as we know more we’ll let you know.— BGS (@BritGeoSurvey) February 17, 2018
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.