Tremors felt across Lancashire after 4.7 magnitude quake hits Wales

Tremors have been reported across Wales, the southwest of England and the midlands, according to the BBC.

A magnitude 4.4 quake felt in parts of Britain Saturday was its strongest in a decade.

Still, people across the United Kingdom were a little shaken up today after a relatively powerful natural disaster struck Wales at just after 2.30pm earlier this afternoon.

Swansea University in Wales was evacuated.

According to local newspaper Telegraph, the most serious quake in Britain was the one that hit the Colchester area in 1884 and damaged more than 1,000 buildings.

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The epicenter was located about 20km - 12 miles - north-north-east of Swansea, said the British Geological Survey.

Many people took to Twitter to ask "what was that?"

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

One person on Twitter wrote: "Was there an quake in Bristol?"

Closer to the epicentre, James Leonard tweeted: "Wow was that an natural disaster in Swansea my house just shook". "It didn't last more than about 10 seconds but it was the strangest sensation I've ever experienced".

  • Marjorie Miles