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Bristol Channel earthquake measured 4.1 magnitude

The earthquake that struck the Bristol Channel at 1.21pm today measured 4.1 magnitude, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed.

British Geological Survey map showing the location of the earthquake's epicentre. Credit: British Geological Survey

It's epicentre was located around 18 km (11 miles) north of Ilfracombe in North Devon and 30 km (18.6 miles) southwest of Swansea.

"The earthquake was widely felt in North Devon and South Wales", the BGS added.


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Your earthquake experiences needed for research

This map shows the distribution of intensities so far for the earthquake in south-west Wales Credit: Google Maps / BGS

Did you feel an earthquake this afternoon in Swansea, Llanelli or another area of south-west Wales?

The British Geological Survey is asking people to share their experiences to help them build a better picture of the quake.

The map above, in its early stages, shows the intensity of the earthquake felt in different areas.

You can add your observations by visiting the British Geological Survey's website here.

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