Britain was struck by its biggest earthquake in a decade when it struck the North Sea 93 miles off the Yorkshire coast – but Twitter wasn’t impressed.
The 3.9 magnitude quake struck east of Scarborough but residents in the northern town barely noticed.
And in true British fashion, many took to social media to mock the size of the quake, posting pictures of the “devastation”.
But that devastation was mainly bins falling over.
— EBAYGUMTREE (@savs66) January 3, 2017
— Huddersfield (@Huddersfield4U) January 4, 2017
Terrible scenes from North Yorkshire after tonight’s earthquake pic.twitter.com/K4vwdcyHwT
— Skip Hackski (@SkipLicker) January 3, 2017
Local buildings fell! (They didn’t, really):
Harrowing images of Scarborough Castle following the 3.9 earthquake tonight. Hard to believe that, only yesterday, this was a Travelodge. pic.twitter.com/zRyR9ISt4r
— Carl Jones (@CarlDJones) January 3, 2017
While clearly a mickey take, some residents genuinely just didn’t feel anything and slept right through the quake:
Aw slept through the earthquake
— AJ (@AlexJPreston) January 4, 2017
as if Scarborough just had an earth quake
— ㅤ (@ptxlta) January 3, 2017
Others just thought the quake could be a good thing for the area:
@Iromg – the effects ofyesterday’s earthquake off the coast at Scarborough have caused £3.5M of improvements to Hull
— Mark Johnson (@markjohnson3210) January 4, 2017
Ultimately, despite being the biggest quake in Britain for 10 years, it was nothing more than a “funny noise” for locals:
— About Scarborough (@aboutScarboroUK) January 3, 2017